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Re: Problems with Init.m

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg57782] Re: Problems with Init.m
  • From: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 03:21:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <d811h9$cbs$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

klamser wrote:
> Hallo,
> 
> in the appendix you see the contend of my Init.m file.
> 
> For example, I define there the ShowStatus statement:
> 
> ShowStatus[status_] := LinkWrite[$ParentLink, 
> SetNotebookStatusLine[FrontEnd`EvaluationNotebook[], ToString[status]]];
> 
> But it does not work like I think.
> 
> At the startup I see the message windows, where the print statements are 
> displayed, but not in my notebook, where the first order is executed.
> 
> Also the test evaluation of the "ShowStatus["Mathematica 5.1.1"];" is 
> displayed in the status line of  the message window, not in the notebook 
> status line, where it is intended to be displayed.
> 
> And ??ShowStatus says:
> 
> Information::"not found":"Symbol \!\(\"ShowStatus\"\) not found. \
> \!\(\*ButtonBox[\"Mehr\[Ellipsis]\", ButtonStyle->\"RefGuideLinkText\", \
> ButtonFrame->None, ButtonData:>\"General::notfound\"]\)"
> 
> Where lays the error?
> Kind regards
> 
> Peter Klamser
> 
> Init.m
> 
> 
> (** User Mathematica initialization file **)
> 
> (** Decide how to display graphics on this machine **)
> 
> Begin["System`Private`"]
> 
> (* Hide any symbols which are created *)
> 
> Which[
>        $Remote || $ParentLink =!= Null,               <<"PSDirect.m",
>        Environment["DISPLAY"]        =!= $Failed,     <<"Motif.m",
>        True,                                          <<"Terminal.m"
>     ];
> 
> Off[General::"spell"]
> Off[General::"spell1"]
> Off[General::"spell2"]
> 
> $HistoryLength=10;
> 
> $TextStyle = {FontFamily -> "Hlvtica", IndentMaxFraction->0};
> 
> Unprotect[FindRoot];
> FindRoot[what_, {x_, {xmin_, xmax_}}, opts___] := FindRoot[what, {x, 
> xmin, xmax}, opts];
> Protect[FindRoot];
> 
> ShowStatus[status_] := LinkWrite[$ParentLink, 
> SetNotebookStatusLine[FrontEnd`EvaluationNotebook[], ToString[status]]];
> 
> SetOptions[Plot,PlotStyle -> 
> {RGBColor[1,1,0],RGBColor[0,0,0],RGBColor[0,0,1],RGBColor[0,1,0],RGBColor[1,0,0],RGBColor[0,1,1],RGBColor[1,0,1]}]; 
> 
> 
> SetOptions[Plot,PlotStyle -> Table[Hue[i],{i,0,1,0.2}]];
> 
> SetOptions[Plot,PlotStyle -> 
> {RGBColor[1,1,0],RGBColor[0,0,0],RGBColor[0,0,1],RGBColor[0,1,0],RGBColor[1,0,0],RGBColor[0,1,1],RGBColor[1,0,1]}]; 
> 
> 
> SetOptions[Plot,
>    PlotStyle\[Rule]{RGBColor[0,0,0],RGBColor[1,0,0],RGBColor[0,0,1],
>        RGBColor[0,1,0],RGBColor[1,0,1],RGBColor[0,1,1],RGBColor[1,1,1]}];
> 
> $TextStyle = {FontFamily -> "Times", 
> IndentMaxFraction->0,FontSlant->"Italic",FontWeight->"Plain"};
> 
> <<RealTime3D`
> 
> On[ShowTime];
> 
> Print["Mathematica 5.1.1 Start"]
> Needs["Utilities`ShowTime`"]
> ShowStatus["Mathematica 5.1.1"];
> 
> End[]
> 
Hello,

I think you will find that you have actually created a function with the 
name System`Private`ShowStatus. The simplest thing to do is probably to 
write a package which exports your ShowStatus function and then load it 
inside init.m with Get.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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