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Re: Needs[], BeginPackage[], filename

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  • Subject: [mg101084] Re: Needs[], BeginPackage[], filename
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:08:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h1neuc$8r1$>


ContextToFileName["context"] gives the string specifying the file \
name that is by convention associated with a particular context.

and you can overwrite it for your package.

Or just name the package as suggested by the Mathematica conventions.


Scot T. Martin wrote:
> Needs[] allows the context and filename to be specified.
> BeginPackage[] allows a context and not a file name.
> Then, my packages require two steps, as in the following example:
> ** start **
> Needs["sizedistribution`", "size functions.m"]
> BeginPackage["tandemdma`", {"sizedistribution`"}]
> ** stop **
> Are two steps really necessary or am I missing something very simple?
> My goal would be to just forego Needs[] and handle everything in one step 
> with BeginPackage, but I cannot figure out a way to feed the filename to 
> BeginPackage[].
> I had a search on the MathArchives, but I did not succed in locating any 
> material addressing this question.
> Thanks for any quick hints!

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