Re: Where do I put my own add-on packages?
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- Subject: [mg65905] Re: Where do I put my own add-on packages?
- From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
- Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 04:54:28 -0400 (EDT)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
On 4/21/06 at 1:33 AM, J.A.Solomon at city.ac.uk (Solomon, Joshua) wrote: >I suggest that you create a folder in your home directory called >Mathematica. Then, in the applications folder, ctrl-click the >Mathematica icon and select Show Package Contents. You'll see five >more folders. Open Configuration, then Kernel, then init.m. Add >SetDirectory["Mathematica"]; $Path=Append[$Path,"Mathematica"]; >at the bottom of the cell and Save. That's the way I do it. This will work. But it has a significant disadvantage in that this method greatly complicates upgrading Mathematica to a new version. If you fail to recall or determine what modifications you've made, they get wiped when copying the new version over. A way to resolve this is to set up folders in the folder returned by executing $UserBaseDirectory Any packages installed there will not get overwritten when upgrading to a new version. Also, packages installed there will be available to two separate versions of Mathematica should you desire to retain an older version. -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four