[seqfan] Re: A114682

Olivier Gerard olivier.gerard at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 22:16:03 CET 2012

Good question.

In that case, I believe it is quite easy and explicit to start the code by

If[$VersionNumber < 6, Get["NumberTheory`NumberTheoryFunctions`"]];

as the PrimitiveRoot function has been added as a Kernel function under the
same name than in the old package.  It should work cleanly, without error
message in all Mathematica versions from 4 to 8.


On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 21:18, Harvey P. Dale <hpd1 at nyu.edu> wrote:

>        I added a second Mathematica program to the above sequence, and
> added a question in the discussion field also.  It is a general
> question, asked here at least once before, but for which I am still
> unsure of the proper answer: when a prior program (e.g., written in
> Mathematica) requires loading a separate package, but the core of the
> current version of the software (again, e.g., Mathematica) now
> incorporates the necessary functions without requiring that any separate
> package first be loaded, should the prior program be retained, should it
> be replaced by an updated program, or should this sort of issue be
> handled in some other manner?
>        Best,
>        Harvey
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