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Using the Notation package in an application

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  • Subject: [mg60340] Using the Notation package in an application
  • From: John Browne <jbrowne at>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 06:07:46 -0400 (EDT)
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I am using Jason Harris's (wonderful) Notation package in a  
Mathematica application.
It works well except for a beep on loading.

"Why the Beep?..." tells me "Mathematica could not understand the  
expression you tried to evaluate. It left the insertion bar at the  
place where it got confused."
The insertion bar is left between the B and the e of BeginPackage.

I have included some code below which reproduces the problem. Because  
it's an application, I want neither the Notation palette to load, nor  
the Style Sheet to be updated. Hence the first two (important) lines.

I emphasise that the application still seems to work correctly. I am  
concerned though, that the beep and "Why the Beep?..." message may  
disconcert any eventual users of the application. So I would like to  
avoid them.

For those who haven't come across the Notation package, I highly  
recommend looking at it. I would love to see it mainstreamed to the  






MyFunction::usage="MyFunction[x] squares x.";





John Browne
jbrowne at

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