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

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  • Subject: [mg75625] Re: [mg75614] General::obspkg and "Compatibility Guide"???
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 05:29:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at

In 6.0, try:


or just search for Translate in the Documentation Center.

Why has TranslateShape disappeared?  Many, many of the standard add-ons 
are now incorporated directly in the kernel.  Many names have changed. 
In each case one can only guess it is in order to make a more consistent 
naming scheme, to avoid name clashes, or simply to take the opportunity 
to make better names.

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
> <<Graphics`Shapes`
> 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?

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
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