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Create Mathematica 6 packages with documentation in the "Documentation Center" and palette in the "Palettes Menu"

Jose Luis Gomez-Munoz
Organization: ITESM-CEM
Department: Physics and Mathematics
URL: http://homepage.cem.itesm.mx/lgomez/
Rubén Dario Santiago-Acosta
Organization: ITESM CEM
Department: DIA Ciencias Básicas
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This a step-by-step tutorial for creating a Mathematica 6 package with the following characteristics:

1. It is loaded with the command Needs[]

2. It has its documentation in the Documentation Center (Help Menu of Mathematica 6)

3. It has a palette in the Palettes Menu of Mathematica 6

*Wolfram Technology
*Wolfram Technology > Front End
*Wolfram Technology > Front End > Help Browser
*Wolfram Technology > Front End > Palettes and Dialog Boxes
*Wolfram Technology > Front End > Saving and Exporting
*Wolfram Technology > Programming
*Wolfram Technology > Programming > Packages and Contexts

Add-on, palette, package, documentation, help, Documentation Center, Needs[], Palettes menu, built-in, program documentation, package documentation, $BaseDirectory, $UserBaseDirectory, CreatePalette, CreatePalette[], FrontEnd, Applications, PlaceHolder, Context, Palettes list, palette creation
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createMathematica6AddOn.nb (725.1 KB) - Mathematica Notebook [for Mathematica 6.0]
createMathematicaAddOn.nb (5.1 MB) - Mathematica Notebook [for Mathematica 5.2]