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Re: General::obspkg and "Compatibility Guide"???

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  • Subject: [mg75635] Re: [mg75614] General::obspkg and "Compatibility Guide"???
  • From: Carl Woll <carlw at>
  • Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 05:34:43 -0400 (EDT)
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beckman wrote:

>Hello -- I'm trying to get my old notebooks to work in Mathematica 6. I use
>"TranslateShape," for instance, just about everywhere.
>"TranslateShape" used to be defined in Graphics`Shape`. But that's now
>obsolete, and I get the following error message
>General::obspkg: Graphics`Shapes` is now obsolete. The legacy version
>being loaded may conflict with current Mathematica functionality. See
>the Compatibility Guide for updating information.
>If I highlight "TranslateShape" and press F1, I get a search
>failure ... (Transforming XML (XML Package Tutorial)
>If I highlight General::obspkg and press F1, I get a search
>failure ... (did not match any documents)
>If I search for "Compatibility Guide" I get nothing
>I'm completely hosed. The old stuff I needed for everything is just
>*poof* gone without a trace.
>Clues, anyone?
I think the version 6 replacement for TranslateShape is to use 
Translate. So, a replacement for TranslateShape could be:

NewTranslateShape[ Graphics3D[gr_, opts___], vec_ ] := Graphics3D[ 
Translate[gr, vec], opts]

Carl Woll
Wolfram Research

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