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

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  • Subject: [mg82968] Re: Can you get a package back to a notebook easily?
  • From: Szabolcs Horvát <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 05:02:34 -0500 (EST)
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magma wrote:
> 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?

AFAIK, yes.

Szabolcs


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