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Re: Re: Re: Player Pro and Packages

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  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 05:51:00 -0400 (EDT)
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Yes.  Although, in retrospect, we should have considered changing the names of 
these environment variables for Player Pro.  We might decide to do this in a
future version, but for now, MATHEMATICA_BASE and MATHEMATICA_USERBASE will
function just fine.

For those who haven't noticed already (although most on this thread seem to have 
realized it by now), the default values of $BaseDirectory and $UserBaseDirectory 
are different from those in Mathematica, and so packages installed for 
Mathematica will not, by default, show up for Player Pro (i.e., you'll have to 
install Player Pro packages separately).

John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008 05:42:20 -0400 (EDT), Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Will Player Pro allow use of environment variables MATHEMATICA_BASE and
> MATHEMATICA_USERBASE for finding packages -- as Mathematica itself does?
> David Bailey wrote:
>> David Park wrote:
>>> How many people have tried out Player Pro yet?
>>> I copied my private Applications folder over to the Player Pro folder
>>> and
>>> tried to run a notebook that used a private package. Player Pro found
>>> the
>>> style sheet that came with the package but did not find the package.
>>> Does anyone know how to incorporate a private package into Player Pro?
>>> Without that it seems to be rather limited.
>> I put a package in the 'old' package location beneath the installation
>> directory. This appeared to work, and did not even require that the
>> package be encoded (as mentioned on the Wolfram website).
>> David Bailey

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