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Re: DesignerUnits 2011-01-08 for Mathematica 8, 7, 6

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  • Subject: [mg115547] Re: DesignerUnits 2011-01-08 for Mathematica 8, 7, 6
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 06:18:12 -0500 (EST)

What, exactly, is the purpose of the "bootstrap" step that creates the
.mx file (which allegedly takes hours)?  

In particular, does this irreversibley alter the originally installed
Mathematica system files?  Or alter them in any way?

What is the purpose of the first step in the QuickStart.nb? That is:

  Put[ToFileName[{$HomeDirectory}, ".DsUAutoloadPreventionStub"]];

(Maybe it's just me, but I find the documentation about installing
DesignerUnits unusually confusing when compared to nearly every other
add-pn package I've ever used.)

> 
> A fresh release for Mathematica 8 is live.
> It works across versions 6 to 8 and
> package upgrade is recommended for all.
> 
> http://DesignerUnits.com/news
> http://DesignerUnits.com/contact
> 
> 


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