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Preload defined functions for later use

asked 2012-01-19 09:21:43 +0200

Josso gravatar image

updated 2012-01-19 09:44:05 +0200

kcrisman gravatar image

I have a couple of functions that I'd like to reuse when needed, but having to write them into each worksheet is annoying.

Is there a file/directory where I can put the functions such that they get loaded into every new worksheet?

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answered 2012-01-19 09:43:38 +0200

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Sure. From the Wiki FAQ (slightly differently worded at the Sage docs FAQ:

QUESTION: Is there anything so Sage can be made to automatically execute commands on startup? ANSWER: Yes, just make a file $HOME/.sage/init.sage and it will be executed any time you start sage.

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For some reason SAGE_STARTUP_FILE wasn't set, but I just added ``export SAGE_STARTUP_FILE=$HOME/.sage/init.sage`` to my .bash_profile. :)

Josso gravatar imageJosso ( 2012-01-19 13:38:41 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-01-19 10:13:02 +0200

Jason Grout gravatar image

Alternatively, you can put the file somewhere on the filesystem or out on the web, and "load" it as the first command in your worksheet. You still have to type something in the worksheet, but it's one line.

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How to "load" ??

Green diod gravatar imageGreen diod ( 2012-01-31 11:55:30 +0200 )edit

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