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Re: NotebookGet/Read/EvaluateSelection Issues

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  • Subject: [mg106720] Re: NotebookGet/Read/EvaluateSelection Issues
  • From: Yves Klett <yves.klett at>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 06:31:38 -0500 (EST)
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packages (.m) might be very useful in your case. Since Version 6
.m-files are handled nicely in the fronted. There is no end of threads
covering the use of packages.


Paul schrieb:
> My fellow Mathematica'ians...
> I am having difficult time figuring out whether it's my programming or
> the bugs:... I have first notebook called xy.nb that simply has
> y=x+3
> and then I have another notebook that has the following:
> test=NotebookOpen[xy.nb];
> NotebookRead[test];
> x=7;
> SelectionMove[test,All,Notebook];   (*Seems I have to force selection,
> even though there's only one cell in the entire notebook xy.nb?*)
> SelectionEvaluate[test];
> Print["y equals to ",y]
> Naturally, I'd expect the output to read, "y equals to 10" but the
> output is "y equals to y"...the variable "y" remains unevaluated or
> unassigned.  If I re-evaluate the y (either redoing the whole thing
> with kernel still running, or manually calling variable "y" by typing
> in frontend, "y" and hitting shift-enter.
> This is simple example of my project, I wanted to develop a modular-
> style programming instead of really long single notebook to do my
> Dissertation work..and be able to call certain functions in separate
> notebooks (optional mathematical calculations, for instance)..and keep
> all global variables intact to be used in all calculations (AND be
> immediately usable once evaluated!).  Right now, I can't call xy.nb to
> do calculations, and take the value of "y" to do another type of
> calcuation since the value of "y" remains unassigned.
> Thank you!

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