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Mathematica Packages for use with the book
"Experiments in Undergraduate Mathematics: A Mathematica-based approach"
INSTALLATION INFORMATION
for Mathematica versions 2 and 3
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(C) Copyright Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine,
1996-7.
The Mathematica packages (collections of functions) are given here in
four different forms: as archives for DOS (mathetic.exe), Macintosh
(mathetic.sea) and Unix (mathetic.tar), and as separate files in the
directory SOURCE.
1. Working from an archive
a. Macintosh
Make sure you have Macintosh PC Exchange is installed. Insert the floppy
disc and drag the mathetic.sea icon onto your hard disc, then run it by
double-clicking. A folder called "Mathetic" will be extracted.
For Mathematica 2, move "Mathetic" inside the "Packages" folder of the
main "Mathematica" folder. For version 3.0, move it into the
"AddOns:Applications" folder of the Mathematica "3.0" folder.
If you do not have Macintosh PC Exchange, you can copy each file using
Apple File Exchange as explained in paragraph (2) below.
b. DOS/Windows
Copy mathetic.exe onto your hard disk. For version 2: inside the
"packages" directory of Mathematica. For version 3: inside the
"AddOns\Applications" directory.
Then type "mathetic -d" to extract the new "mathetic" directory.
c. Unix
Installation of packages under Unix is complicated by the fact that in
standard configuration extra packages need to be installed in a place
where only the root user has write permission, that is the main
Mathematica directory, which will be something like
/usr/local/mathematica/math2.2.3
for version 2 (precise numbers may differ). You must ask your system
administrator to install the code for you, in a new directory
/usr/local/mathematica/math2.2.3/Packages/Mathetic
(substituting the appropriate path for your system) or use the following
work-around. For version 3, create a new directory AddOns/Applications/Mathetic
inside the Mathematica 3.0 directory.
Because the standard file search-path $Path in Mathematica includes
"~", which is your home directory, you can get away with creating a
directory Mathetic there and putting all the packages inside. Type
"env" and look for "HOME=" if you don't know where your home is.
Also, you can change the value of $Path in your own "init" file - see
the Mathematica documentation.
Working from the archive, ask your system administrator to load the
file mathetic.tar into the Packages directory and extract the contents
(using "tar -xvf mathetic.tar"). Or extract the contents into your
home directory in the same way.
2. Installing from the SOURCE directory
Copy all the ".m" files there into a new directory called "Mathetic"
inside the directory "Packages" - or "AddOns/Applications" for version
3 - in the main Mathematica directory. Under Windows, this is usually
called WNMATH22 or similar; in MacOS, the folder "Mathematica 2.2" or
similar. Macintosh users without Macintosh PC Exchange should copy the
files using Apple File Exchange, preferably with Text Translation
enabled. See your manuals for more information.
Unix systems usually do not allow ordinary users to write to the
Mathematica directory, see the note in 1(c), above.
3. In case of difficulty, and to report bugs/provide feedback, please
write to:
The METRIC Project
Mathematics Department
Imperial College
London SW7 2BZ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)171 594 8503
Fax: +44 (0)171 594 8517
Email: metric-proj@ic.ac.uk
World-Wide-Web: http://metric.ma.ic.ac.uk/
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Phillip Kent - 13 February 1997.