namespaces

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121526] namespaces*From*: Alan <alan.isaac at gmail.com>*Date*: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 04:13:06 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Reply-to*: comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica at googlegroups.com

Newbie question (by example): How can I access KSubsets (which I believe is only in Combinatorica) without hiding the kernel's graph functions? (I.e., I would like to be able access the Combinatorica functions *only* when I specify e.g. Combinatorica`KSubsets, so that if e.g. I just use the short name Graph this refers to System`Graph. So I don't want to say e.g. Needs["Combinatorica`"] because then I cannot just use Graph to refer to System`Graph. Ideally, I'd like an equivalent to a name import from a Python package (e.g., ``from mypackage import myfunction``). Short of that, I thought about reordering the $ContextPath, but I'm not sure this is a good idea (or how to do it correctly). Hope that's clear enough. Thanks, Alan Isaac

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: namespaces***From:*Leonid Shifrin <lshifr@gmail.com>

**Re: namespaces***From:*"Harvey P. Dale" <hpd1@nyu.edu>