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Re: Difficulty with saving Package .m files

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  • Subject: [mg110504] Re: Difficulty with saving Package .m files
  • From: telefunkenvf14 <rgorka at>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 04:55:08 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jun 21, 1:16 am, telefunkenvf14 <rgo... at> wrote:
> On Jun 19, 6:48 am, "David Park" <djmp... at> wrote:
> > You are absolutely right! WRI is delinquent in showing how to do packages.
> > In the first place, they don't seem to be certain themselves what is a
> > preferred method. Nowhere do that take you through the steps that would work
> > for a typical user. I didn't really learn about Code cells until I started
> > using Workbench and also read some posts on MathGroup.
> > There might be one method for simple undocumented packages (basically using
> > notebooks and Initialization cells) and another method for more extensive
> > applications with documentation done in Workbench, where you might work with
> > the package.m files and Code cells.
> > WRI should really get this down because it is very important for serious
> > users who are trying to build up a body of knowledge and not just using
> > Mathematica as a calculator.
> 1. I'd add that it would be super-awesome if WRI could also provide
> some guidance on how to conduct 'unit-testing' properly in Mathematica. (I've
> watched a recent screencast that demonstrates some tests in
> Workbench---but doesn't go into detail on how/why to construct such
> tests, with non-professional programmers in mind.)
> 2. A question related to the original question posed by M Kelly:
> 3. Here's a great demonstration by Mike Honeychurch (of WRI) for
> building up a complicated function to grab economic data from FRED.
> This enables you to follow along with a simple development process and
> shows how to turn the end product into a package. Even though some of
> the final details on package construction could be fleshed out a bit
> more, this remains a gem in the Wolfram Library, IMO.

Below is the link to Mike's FRED package. Man, I hate it when I do
that. :)

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