Re: Installing AddOn

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg66890] Re: Installing AddOn*From*: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>*Date*: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 04:09:47 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK*References*: <e5miqv$l2l$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

john2 wrote: > I'm pretty much a novice in Mathematica but have ventured into it > because I want to use a Stable Statistics Package from > http://www.npgcable.com/~rrimmer/StableCalculation/HTMLLinks/index_4.html > in 5.1. > > I unzipped and installed the AddOn SMath in c:/Wolfram > Research/Mathematica/5.1/AddOns/Applications/ as instructed. It should > load with the command > <<StableDistribution`SMath` > > but the file is not recognized by Mathematica which returns > Get::noopen : Cannot open Stable distribution`SMath` > > I checked with $Path and the file SMath.m is in a directory on the path. > So what is the next step. Not even sure if the file is correct as it > seems to be in binary, i.e. the first lines read in Notepad are > (*!1N!*)mcm > j<mi2X^Ue>E2FtTGjEmi2X^Ue>E2FtTGjEmi2X^Ue>E2FtTGjEmi2X^Ue>E2FtTGjEmi2X > ^Ue>E2FtTGjEX4*4+5]HauE~i-SJ/_kQNyL<(=NQi"dYNZ'Skk425[0X&lF93l'"9_jYJ5 > BEX2=mcUTP6@oXt~$/27,yoERZ\Q'iG~ V[P]sD[MV18XdLd6`?e(YGbd}9IE<Vf^0"b&- > l1Vh?'>"<<RZn[aq9h'{9_RApd;esXWUHHN3@DD@i?Ij"y_}d:.1dHG > > which looks like pure binary to me. Perhaps this is compiled code. > > thanks in advance > > > john > Hi John, Yes, you are right thinking that the file is encrypted. However, the problem you faced might not come from that: I have just downloaded and installed successfully the package after I had created a directory called StableDistribution. First, in Mathematica, evaluate $UserAddOnsDirectory. On my system the evaluation returns: C:\Documents and Settings\Jean-Marc\Application Data\Mathematica In windows, create a directory called StableDistribution within the Applications directory. Then, unzip the contents of the file StableDistribution.zip in the newly created directory. Now, go back to Mathematica. In the menu, select Help -> Rebuild Help Index, then open the help browser, select the tab Add-ons and Links, and you should find the documentation of the package under the title StableDistribution. To use the package, evaluate Needs["StableDistribution`SMath`"] then SVersion and you should see something like SMath Version {2005, 3, 6} for Mathematica 5.0 and higher Copyright ©2002-2005 You are all set! HTH, Jean-Marc