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RE: Mathematica newbie

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  • Subject: [mg72609] RE: Mathematica newbie
  • From: "JP Azevedo" <azevedo.joaopedro at>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 05:21:38 -0500 (EST)
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Dear Jean-Marc,
Many thanks for your help and the reference!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jean-Marc Gulliet [mailto:jeanmarc.gulliet at] 
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 9:45 AM
To: JP Azevedo; mathgroup at
Subject: [mg72609] Re: Mathematica newbie

JP Azevedo wrote:
> Hello there,
> I'm new to Mathematica and I'm trying to run a notebook which uses a
> called  Merger.m
> Although this notebook has worked fine a few days ago, today it started to
> give me an error message saying:
> <<Merger`Merger`
> Get::noopen: Cannot open Merger`Merger`
> $Failed
> Both files can be downloaded from the page:
> Any help to solve this problem will be much appreciated.
> Cheers,
> JP

Hi JP,

A package, in this case the file called Merger.m, must be located in a 
directory within a path expected by Mathematica.

$Version (* Just for info *)

5.2 for Microsoft Windows (June 20, 2005)

Evaluate the following expression


C:\Documents and Settings\Jean-Marc\Application Data\Mathematica

Now, with whatever method is available from your operating system, go to 
the above directory. You should see a directory called "Applications". 
Within it, create a new directory called "Merger", then copy the file 
Merger.m into it.

In Mathematica again, evaluate the following expressions



--> "This package defines functions  used to simulate mergers in 
differentiated and homogenous product industries. Available functions... 
<bla bla bla>"

At any rates, the following section of the online help is a must read:


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