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Re: addons in Mathematica 6???

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  • Subject: [mg83442] Re: addons in Mathematica 6???
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 03:58:48 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fhrs45$5lj$>

Use Menu, Help, Documentation Center. Towards the bottom right of the page 
you should see an Installed Add-Ons link. Click that and you should see your 

If you don't see your packages it is probably because you don't have them in 
your private Mathematica/Applications folder. Evaluate $BaseDirectory or 
$UserBaseDirectory to find that folder and move the packages there.

The new Documentation Center system generally suffers from Index pages that 
are not dense enough. For a given grouping of commands they often show only 
the most common ones and then the user has to click to another index page to 
obtain a full list. WRI could organize the index pages to have more Function 
links on them, perhaps making the more common ones slightly more prominant.

It would also be nice if the Documentation Center had an Index page for all 
the standard packages that WRI supplies with Mathematica. And as long as the 
old Help Browser is around it would be nice if the Help menu had an entry to 
directly bring it up instead of having to detour through the Documentation 

David Park
djmpark at

"sean_incali" <sean_incali at> wrote in message 
news:fhrs45$5lj$1 at
> hey everyone.
> Ok so I  just installed Mathematica 6, and I really harte th help browser. 
> Is
> it just me?  What hapened to all my custom addon files that I've spent
> literally hours to build?
> How do I get my addons back into Mathematica 6's help browser???
> thanks for any info.
> sean
> ps. i'll be coming back for more questions about Mathematica 6 soon. I'm 
> sure.
> so bear with me

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