Sets up the list of active libraries.
library lib1 [[,lib2,lib3,lib4...]]; library;
If no arguments are given, the list of current libraries will be printed out. For example:
will produce output similar to:
Library path: C:\gauss23\gaussplot\lib C:\gauss23\lib Libraries: C:\gauss23\lib\user.lcg C:\gauss23\lib\gauss.lcg
Load multiple libraries by passing a comma-separated list of library names.
library pgraph, cmlmt;
After executing the code above, entering the library command without any arguments will produce output similar to this:
Library path: C:\gauss23\gaussplot\lib C:\gauss23\lib Libraries: C:\gauss23\lib\user.lcg C:\gauss23\lib\pgraph.lcg C:\gauss23\lib\cmlmt.lcg C:\gauss23\lib\gauss.lcg
The output from the library command above is printed in the order in which GAUSS will search. For this particular example, GAUSS will first search the user library, then the
pgraph library, followed by the
cmlmt library and finally the
Loading a library or list of libraries with the library command will also close any open libraries other than
gauss, which are always loaded.
Continuing with the last example in which the user,
gauss libraries were open, executing the command:
library pgraph, tsmt;
tsmt, while closing
For more information about the library system, see Libraries.
The required extension for library files is
If a list of library names is given, they will be the new set of active
libraries. The two default libraries are
user.lcg will be searched first and
be searched last. Any other user-specified libraries will be searched
user.lcg in the order they were entered in the library statement.
If the statement:
y = myProc(x);
is encountered in a program, myProc will be searched for in the active libraries. If it is found, it will be compiled. If it cannot be found in a library, the deletion state determines how it is handled:
return Undefined symbol error message
If myProc calls myRegress and myRegress calls myUtil and they are all in separate files, they will all be found by the autoloader.
The source browser and the help facility will search for myProc in exactly the same sequence as the autoloader.
Library file contents¶
Library files are simple ASCII files that you can create with a text editor. Here is an example:
/* ** This is a GAUSS library file. */ eig.src eig : proc eigsym : proc _eigerr : matrix svd.src cond : proc pinv : proc rank : proc svd : proc _svdtol : matrix
The lines not indented are the file names. The lines that are indented are the symbols defined in that file. As you can see, a GAUSS library is a dictionary of files and the global symbols they contain.
Any line beginning with
*/ is considered a comment.
// comments are not supported in library files. Blank lines
To make the autoloading process more efficient, you can put the full pathname for each file in the library:
/gauss/src/eig.src eig : proc eigsym : proc _eigerr : matrix /gauss/src/svd.src cond : proc pinv : proc rank : proc svd : proc _svdtol : matrix
Here’s a debugging hint. If your program is acting strange and you suspect it is autoloading the wrong copy of a procedure, use the Library Tool on the Edit Page, or the Ctrl+F1 hotkey to locate the suspected function. It will use the same search path that the autoloader uses.