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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg128347] Re: Clearing all variables and definitions: i.e. "resetting" mathematica*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:36:07 -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*: <20121008063204.87D886873@smc.vnet.net>

On Oct 8, 2012, at 2:32 AM, Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net> wrote: > 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. > Please explain the reason for the force-loading of Paclet manager there! Thanks in advance. --- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: Clearing all variables and definitions: i.e. "resetting" mathematica***From:*Bill Rowe <readnews@sbcglobal.net>