$UserBasePacletsDirectory

$UserBasePacletsDirectory

gives the base directory that the Wolfram System uses to store user-specific installed paclets and paclet configuration data.

Details

  • $UserBasePacletsDirectory returns the full name of the directory as a string.
  • Typical values are:
  • C:UsersusernameAppData\RoamingMathematica\Paclets
    Windows
    ~/Library/Mathematica/PacletsmacOS
    ~/.Mathematica/PacletsLinux
  • By default, $UserBasePacletsDirectory is a Paclets subdirectory of $UserBaseDirectory.
  • The value of $UserBasePacletsDirectory can be specified with the command-line option -pacletbase when the Wolfram Language kernel is launched.
  • Typical subdirectories of $UserBasePacletsDirectory are:
  • Configurationconfiguration data and settings stored by the paclet system
    Repositorythe location where downloaded paclets are installed
    Temporarytemporary files used internally by the paclet system
  • These subdirectories are, if possible, created automatically the first time the Wolfram System is run by a given user.
  • Paclets installed by PacletInstall and PacletInstallSubmit are placed in the Repository subdirectory of $UserBasePacletsDirectory.

Examples

Basic Examples  (3)

The base directory in which files managed by the paclet system are placed:

Subdirectories of $UserBasePacletsDirectory:

Find all paclets that have been installed with PacletInstall on your system:

Wolfram Research (2020), $UserBasePacletsDirectory, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$UserBasePacletsDirectory.html.

Text

Wolfram Research (2020), $UserBasePacletsDirectory, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$UserBasePacletsDirectory.html.

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_$userbasepacletsdirectory, author="Wolfram Research", title="{$UserBasePacletsDirectory}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$UserBasePacletsDirectory.html}", note=[Accessed: 02-December-2020 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2020_$userbasepacletsdirectory, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={$UserBasePacletsDirectory}, year={2020}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$UserBasePacletsDirectory.html}, note=[Accessed: 02-December-2020 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2020. "$UserBasePacletsDirectory." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$UserBasePacletsDirectory.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2020). $UserBasePacletsDirectory. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$UserBasePacletsDirectory.html