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Re: Updated my RootSearch package

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  • Subject: [mg58613] Re: [mg58596] Updated my RootSearch package
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <gardyloo at>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 05:12:27 -0400 (EDT)
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  Finally, one last message (sorry for the apparent spamming).

  I -- having never had to do it before, but it worked -- finally
deleted the warning at the top of RootSearch.m, to the effect that one
should never edit the file, as it'll be saved anew each time the
"parent" notebok is run. Even though that particular text is in
"comment"ed code (that is, enclosed in matching (*  pairs ), it
apparently does something, as upon its deletion, the package does just
as it's supposed to, even on my linux installation.

   Hopefully, this will help someone else someday; it has me!

                Curtis Osterhoudt

Curtis Osterhoudt wrote:

>Hi, Ted,
>   First, thank you for your work over the years on Mathematica. I'm a
>relatively new user of Mathematica, but I'm always happy when I notice
>that you've given some input (or, better, a notebook or package) about a
>   I've downloaded and installed your new RootSearch.m file, and am
>trying to run the examples notebook. The package is correctly installed
>and loads correctly (I think) because I can query its various functions;
>in addition, if I call RootSearch on a function, there are no errors
>generated. However, even in the cases in your example notebook,
>RootSearch returns empty lists where it should return the roots of the
>functions. I will go through the RootSearch.m file in a bit more detail
>later, to see what I'm doing wrong, or if there is an extra semicolon
>somewhere (or something!) but wanted to post this in case there's a
>quick fix.
>          Many thanks,
>                Curtis O.
>ted.ersek at wrote:
>>I just updated my RootSearch package which is posted on MathSource.
>>You can get it from
>>The new version is more robust.
>> Ted Ersek
>> reply to: ted.ersek at

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