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Re: Can one retain ver 5.1 if downloading ver 6.0?

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  • Subject: [mg75867] Re: Can one retain ver 5.1 if downloading ver 6.0?
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 03:08:06 -0400 (EDT)

On 5/11/07 at 5:27 AM, josh2499 at hotmail.com (rob) wrote:

>Bill Rowe wrote:

>>I currently have both version 5.2 and version 6 installed on this
>>machine. The only thing I've needed to do is modify my init.m file so
>>that it things I normally used that are no longer needed with 6 only
>>get loaded when using 5.2.

>Sir, thanks for responding. I've been looking thru init.m files and
>I'm wondering what sort of things you had to change.

I used an If statement so that the older legacy packages I want
loaded when I use version 5.2 don't get loaded when I use
version 6. I did something similar for the NotebookDirectory[]
function I had defined for my use with version 5.2

>In my search thru HELP on init.m files, it just mentions things like
>loading packages.

Any valid Mathematica operation can be put in the init.m file.
Additions are not just restricted to loading other packages.

>I presume that if/when I load V6 I will be allowed the choice to
>install it in a separate directory

This was not an issue for me under Mac OS X. I assume
installation under other operating systems avoids overwriting an
existing installation.
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