Re: Trouble Loading Packages...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg128337] Re: Trouble Loading Packages...*From*: awnl <awnl at gmx-topmail.de>*Date*: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 02:30:24 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <k4lvf6$d39$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hello Richard, > Here is the relevant code > > > In[1]:= Directory[] > Out[1]= "C:\\Users\\Richard\\Documents" > > FileNames[{"*.m"}] > {"cellNeighbours.m", "myS.m"} > > FileExistsQ["cellNeighbours.m"] > True > > In[5]:= FindFile["cellNeighbours.m"] > Out[5]= "C:\\Users\\Richard\\Documents\\cellNeighbours.m" > In[6]:= << cellNeighbours` FindFile with only one argument uses the variable $Path to determine which directories to search in, and so does Get (<< is a short for for Get) and Needs. If you don't have changed it, $Path will usually contain an entry "." which is expanded to the current working directory which is what Directory[] returns. So, as FindFile finds the file so will Get -- and it indeed does, otherwise you'd get an error message when evaluating << cellNeighbours` (something like "Get::noopen: Cannot open cellNeighbours`" ). > In[7]:= ?cellNeighbours > During evaluation of In[7]:= Information::notfound: Symbol cellNeighbours > not found. >> > Needs["cellNeighbours`"] > Needs::nocont: Context cellNeighbours` was not created when Needs was > evaluated. >> the problem both of these messages indicate (if there are no others...) is that the package file does not contain what you expect. You can use FilePrint["C:\\Users\\Richard\\Documents\\cellNeighbours.m"] to see what Mathematica is really reading. Your package content looks correct and loads without problems for me, so I suspect that this isn't really the content of the cellNeighbours.m that you are loading. There are several things that can go wrong, e.g. when you 'Save As' and choose package file without having set the cells containing the code to initialization cells Mathematica will save the code in those cells just as comments. I suspect that this or something similar has happend to your file... > Same thing happens with the myS package. Why can't if find and load the > package? from what you sent I'd conclude that it does find and load the package, but that the file doesn't exactly contain what you think... hth, albert