- Each context is specified by a string of the form "name`".
- The elements of $ContextPath are tested in order to try to find a context containing a particular symbol.
- $ContextPath is modified by BeginPackage and EndPackage.
- $ContextPath is a rough analog for Wolfram Language symbols of the "search path" for files in many operating systems.
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Basic Examples (2)
The symbol Integrate can be found because it is in the "System`" context:
If a symbol with a given name is not found in one of the contexts in $ContextPath, it will be created:
It is created in the context given by $Context:
Properties & Relations (5)
Introduced in 1988
(1.0)| Updated in 2007