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Re: How do you set up third party (or your own) packages?

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  • Subject: [mg79684] Re: [mg79607] How do you set up third party (or your own) packages?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 05:17:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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The package should go into a folder named MathWorld within your 
Applications folder.  And you should load it with:


Notice the terminal back-quote!

Daniel Flatin wrote:
> I am asking this question in all humility on the theory that there is
> no stupid question in this forum. My apologies if this is not the case:
> How do I use third party packages, or my own for that matter? For a
> specific case, I have downloaded some files from
> and the set of version 6 MathWorldPackages. I want to load
> PlaneGeometry.m which in turn has a dependency on
> KimberlingCoordinates.m. In my effort to successfully execute the line:
> << MathWorld`PlaneGeometry
> I have tried putting selected packages in
> ~/Libraries/Mathematica/Applications. I have tried modifying $Path using
> AppendTo[$Path, =E2=80=A8 ToFileName[{$HomeDirectory, "Documents",
> "MathematicaFiles", "MathWorld", =E2=80=A8   "MathWorldPackages"}]]
> Neither solution works. The only thing that has proven to work is using
> Get[] with the full path name to the file, but this isn't the standard
> approach. What doesn't seem to be working for me is adding the
> appropriate path to the list of search paths Mathematica uses,
> presumably $Path.
> Thanks in advance,
> Dan

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