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Attaching files in notebook has not worked since 5.10

asked 2014-09-21 00:15:46 -0500

BobB gravatar image

This has been reported in http://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/15308. But it doesn't look like fixing it is a very high priority for anyone that knows what they are doing - unfortunately I don't have a clue.

There is a comment that a workaround might be:

"Your problem seems to be that init.sage is evaluated before Sage is started. A workaround might be to use a .py file starting with from sage.all import *"

Can anyone help with telling me how to make use of this suggestion?

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This is also reported at https://github.com/sagemath/sagenb/issues/169 . I do wish I knew the answer to your question! Because I used to use it too. Unfortunately sagenb has not been as high of a priority since the cloud development started.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2014-09-22 07:35:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-22 07:36:11 -0500

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A different workaround is to use "load", which I believe does still work. However, you would have to reload each time you updated the file, it is true.

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It doesn't look like load works either. The error is different ("name 'Integer' is not defined" as opposed to "name 'var' is not defined"), but the end result is the same. Oh, wait. It does work. I had an "attach" inside the file I had changed to "load". It worked after I changed the embedded "attach" to "load".

BobB gravatar imageBobB ( 2014-10-18 11:38:16 -0500 )edit

Holy recursion, Batman! Glad it worked for you, though.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2014-10-18 19:36:06 -0500 )edit

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