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Re: Installing AddOn

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  • Subject: [mg66883] Re: [mg66860] Installing AddOn
  • From: Bruce Miller <brucem at>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 04:09:28 -0400 (EDT)
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The file header indicates it has been encrypted with Encode.
Section 2.12.1 of the Mathematica Book, or the Help Browser).
The web page has an instruction "See the Read Me First file."
Are there instructions for decrypting there?

The warning message Get::noopen indicates that either the file
was not found, or the permissions prevented opening.  Was the
SMath.m file originally in a directory StableDistribution?
There is a little-used-nowadays function ContextToFileName
that might be helpful.
    In[1]:=  ?ContextToFileName
      ContextToFileName["context`"] gives the string specifying
      the file name that is by convention associated with a
      particular context.
to find out what the last part of the path to SMath.m should be.
    In[2]:= ContextToFileName["Graphics`Graphics3D`"]
    Out[2]= Graphics/Graphics3D.m
In this case, the Graphics directory needs to be in a directory in
the $Path list, and the Graphics3D.m file in the Graphics directory.

I hope this is helpful.

Bruce Miller
Technical Support
Wolfram Research, Inc.
support at

On Jun 1, 2006, at 5:56 AM, 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
> 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

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