Re: problems with typesetting in packages

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg62470] Re: problems with typesetting in packages*From*: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Fri, 25 Nov 2005 02:25:21 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, the usual way is to write a Notebook with many fancy formulas and explanations in "Text" cells and mark all the "Input" cells that belong to your package code as initialization cell. When you save the notebook, Mathematica ask you, if it should create a package from the initialization cells -- say "yes" and you have a package without any text comments and formulas ... Regards Jens "Hannes Kessler" <HannesKessler at hushmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:dm49go$stf$1 at smc.vnet.net... | Dear Mathematica experts, | | the following problem: Mathematica's typesetting capabilities are nice | in notebooks to improve the readability of equations (powers in | supscript-notation etc.). However, when one saves such a notebook as a | Mathematica-package, all the typesetting information is saved also. In | the package, which is essentially just an ASCII-file, the typesetting | information is useless and sometimes creates errors. At best, it makes | it very hard to read the package using a text editor. Here is an | example, how x^3 entered in supscript notation into the initialization | cell of a Mathematica notebook looks in the package: | | \!\(x\^3\) | | Upon creating larger packages, Mathematica apparently sometimes does | not balance the parentheses correctly: Reading such a package back to a | notebook, Mathematica complains on syntax errors. I had no choice than | to rewrite all nicely typesetted formulas in the original notebook in | plain Mathematica syntax without any typesetting and to save the | package again. | | Now my question: Is it possible to use typesetting in the Mathematica | notebook on one hand, and to save it to a package without any | typesetting information on the other hand? | | Thanks for any advice. | | Hannes Kessler |