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Re: How-to's in v6 ???

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  • Subject: [mg77061] Re: How-to's in v6 ???
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 04:17:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <f3off5$p08$>

jrc wrote:
> In the new v6.0, how does one 'evaluate' a complete notebook?
> There seems to be no such menu option on top bar, as in previous
> versions.
> Also, many of us do not have fast internet connections and no
> possibility of getting same at reasonable cost. So I am interested
> in how to get the contents of the new 'data' archives onto my
> hard drive, and not have to go online every time I want, say,

Indeed, the required data are downloaded from the server the first time 
you ask for them, and are stored in a cache on your hard drive. Then, 
Mathematica needs to go online only to check whether they have been 
updated (but the check can be turned off). From the online documentation:

"When you click a link to a documentation notebook or call a data 
function like CountryData, Mathematica knows whether a newer version of 
the information is available on a Wolfram Research Paclet Server, and if 
so it will download and install the update automatically. In the case of 
smaller paclets like documentation notebooks, this is often so fast that 
you will not even notice it happening."

See "Mathematica Internet Connectivity" at, 
or select tutorial/InternetConnectivity in the documentation center.


> 'AstronomicalData[something]'. Is that possible?
> Of course, some of this data does get 'updated', but mainly stays
> the same.
> Thanks for comments,
> jrc - Montana
> (Electrons are slow here - especially in the brain..)

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