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Re: Difficulty with saving Package .m files

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  • Subject: [mg110517] Re: Difficulty with saving Package .m files
  • From: M Kelly <michaelkelly1444 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 07:01:18 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jun 21, 4:00 am, telefunkenvf14 <rgo... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 21, 1:16 am, telefunkenvf14 <rgo... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Jun 19, 6:48 am, "David Park" <djmp... at comcast.net> wrote:
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> > > 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.
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> > > 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.
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> > > 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.
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> > 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.)
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> > 2. A question related to the original question posed by M Kelly:http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/browse_...
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> > 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.
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> Below is the link to Mike's FRED package. Man, I hate it when I do
> that. :)
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Thanks RG for this reference

Regards
M Kelly


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