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Re: Can you get a package back to a notebook easily?

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  • Subject: [mg82948] Re: Can you get a package back to a notebook easily?
  • From: magma <maderri2 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 06:12:11 -0500 (EST)
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On Nov 3, 9:42 am, Szabolcs <szhor... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 2, 9:28 am, "aaronhirshb... at yahoo.com"
>
> <aaronhirshb... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I am asking this because I want to know if I need to save my notebook
> > and my package in CVS, or only my package?
>
> > Aaron Hirshberg
>
> If you are using an auto-save package, then no, you can't get back the
> notebook from the .m file.  You can look into the .m file (it is just
> a plain-text file, and the front end (or notebooks) are not needed to
> edit it), and see that it contains less information than the notebook.

What exactly gets lost when going from Notebook to package?
I believe only the Initialization cells are transferred to the
package, everything else is lost.
Am I correct?



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