Re: Problem in loading packages in Mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg70655] Re: Problem in loading packages in Mathematica*From*: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>*Date*: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 01:19:59 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <eha5iq$b7f$1@smc.vnet.net> <ehcp0r$sma$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: HPR <read at math.uvm.edu>

dimmechan at yahoo.com wrote: > Amit you did a very common mistake for beginners > > You use the ( ' ) key instead of the correct (`) key! > > Try the following command and everything is ok. > > << Statistics`NormalDistribution` > > Following also one of the invaluable suggestions of David Park > I recomend you to use the following command in order to load the > package. > > Needs["Statistics'NormalDistribution`"] I believe that in newer versions of Mathematica (certainly 5.x, maybe earlier), loading a package with << does exactly the same thing as Needs, and there is no problem with loading twice the way there used to be. I have had problems getting Needs to work on some systems, and have gone over completely to << with no problems whatsoever. (And oops, look at your typing error in your example of Needs -- you made the same mistake you were helping Amit to fix!) -- Helen Read University of Vermont

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