RE: Packages--Automated package save

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg68893] RE: [mg68835] Packages--Automated package save*From*: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>*Date*: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 05:20:35 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Karl, The easiest, and I think standard, way is to write your package statements in a regular Mathematica notebook, packagenotebook.nb. Use a separate cell for each statement. Make all the Input cells Initialization cells. (Ctrl-CRI). Then when you first Save the notebook Mathematica will bring up a box that asks if you want to make an AutoGenerated Package. Answer yes. Mathematica will then automatically create a packagenotebook.m file, which is the actual package. Every time you modify the .nb notebook and save it, the .m package file will also be automatically updated. You should never have to actually look at the .m file. If you have already created and saved the notebook without the AutoGeneratedPackage feature you can change this by using the Option Inspector. Show option values for notebook, Select Notebook Options, File Options and AutoGeneratedPackage. The other question is where to put the package. The method I like best, and also fairly standard I think, is to create a folder in your private Mathematica/Applications folder and put the package there. Suppose you are working on ProjectX and you want to call you package XRoutines. Then create a folder ProjectX in the Applications folder, name your package notebook XRoutines.nb and save it in the ProjectX folder. When you do so there will also be a XRoutines.m file there. Write your BeginPackage statement as BeginPackage["ProjectX`XRoutines`"] Then the package can be loaded with Needs["ProjectX`XRoutines`"] or <<ProjectX`XRoutines` You could store your notebooks for the project in the same folder or elsewhere. David Park djmp at earthlink.net http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/ From: karl.daggfeldt at gih.se [mailto:karl.daggfeldt at gih.se] To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Can I save a notebook as a package using front end commands (like NotebookSave) and in that case how? This would save me many menue mousclicks. Sincerely Karl Daggfeldt Link to the forum page for this post: http://www.mathematica-users.org/webMathematica/wiki/wiki.jsp?pageName=Speci al:Forum_ViewTopic&pid=12867#p12867 Posted through http://www.mathematica-users.org [[postId=12867]]

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