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Re: Packages - trivial question

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  • Subject: [mg125201] Re: Packages - trivial question
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 00:46:55 -0500 (EST)
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Yes, "definition space" is the basic idea -- what's sometimes called
"name space" with other languages.  The technical term in Mathematica is 
"context".

Look up "context" in the Mathematica Documentation Center. And in
particular see the page "tutorial/Contexts".

Also the page "tutorial/ContextsAndPackages".

On 2/27/12 6:39 AM, =8Aer=FDch Jakub wrote:
> I'm sorry for such a trivial question, but what does mean the backapostroph behind the package name, when one wants to get package?
>
> For example:
> <<  PhysicalConstants`
>
> I'm trying to find it in the documentation, but I'm not successfull.  Is it the same symbol as it is used for NumberMarks i.e. 0.3333333333333333` for example?
>
> I think, that in the case of packages it means something like "definition space", because for example:
> Remove["Global`*"] should remove all the symbol definitions in current session.
>
> But I'm still confused of the little but magic  `
>
> Thanks in advance for any enlightenment
>
> Jakub
>
>

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