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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg79771] RE: [mg79607] How do you set up third party (or your own) packages?*From*: "Jose Luis Gomez" <jose.luis.gomez at itesm.mx>*Date*: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 05:49:38 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200707311005.GAA19726@smc.vnet.net>

Daniel, I have created a tutorial for creating Mathematica add-ons that might be useful for you to understand the use of packages. The tutorial is for Mathematica 5.2, but many of the features explained in the tutorial apply also to Mathematica 6.0 Here is the tutorial: http://homepage.cem.itesm.mx/lgomez/createMathematicaAddOn.htm Hope that helps! Jose Mexico -----Mensaje original----- De: Daniel Flatin [mailto:dflatin at are_sea_en.com] Enviado el: Martes, 31 de Julio de 2007 05:06 a.m. Para: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Asunto: [mg79607] How do you set up third party (or your own) packages? 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 mathworld.wolfram.com 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