Re: Clearing all variables and definitions: i.e. "resetting" mathematica

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg128342] Re: Clearing all variables and definitions: i.e. "resetting" mathematica*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Mon, 8 Oct 2012 02:32:04 -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

On 10/7/12 at 1:31 AM, dmaxwarren at gmail.com (dr DanW) wrote: >There are caveats to using CleanSlate in your init.m file in version >6+ since the Paclet manager gets loaded after init.m. Put the line: >DeclarePackage["Utilities`CleanSlate`",{"CleanSlate"}]; >in your init.m, and put the line >CleanSlate[Verbose->False]; >at the top of your notebooks. DeclarePackage tees up the package to >be loaded but it is not actually loaded until CleanSlate is >evaluated in your notebook, which occurs after Paclet manager is >installed. This way, Paclet manager does not get wiped out by >CleanSlate and you do not have ugly kernel crashes when opening Doc >Center. I lost a lot of work because of this until I figured out >this fix. An alternative would be to force loading of the Paclet manager. That is at the end of my init.m file I have <<PacletManager`; <<Utilities`CleanSlate`; SetOptions[CleanSlate,Verbose->False]; This way I don't need to add anything to the top of a notebook when I start a session.

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Clearing all variables and definitions: i.e. "resetting" mathematica***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>