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Re: Best practice for Mathematica package development


1. make sure not to forget the back quote that precedes Private in
Begin@"`Private`"
2. become familiar with the Trace functionality (for investigating how
the masters do things)
3. ...

On 6/5/07, Andrew Moylan <andrew.j.moylan at gmail.com> wrote:
> What are the best standards and practices to follow when developing
> serious Mathematica packages that are intended for many people to use?
> Is there a handy guide, and/or template .m files, that can be used by
> prospective package developers?
>
> In the past I have made packages by allowing Mathematica to
> automatically generate .m files from a notebook containing the
> relevant definitions in initialization cells. With the advent of
> Workbench, I assume this is no longer the best method.
>
> I am interested in best practices related to managing options,
> contexts, warnings and errors, interfaces in general, etc. Is there a
> list of standards adhered to when WRI designs packages?
>
> Of course I can often see how others have designed packages by reading
> the .m files in their packages. Are all well-known packages as well-
> designed as each another? Can anyone recommend a particular package as
> a good example of how to write packages well?
>
>
>


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