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

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  • 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)
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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.

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