Not sure if I'm in the right group to pose this question, but here goes. I recently found a software program that teaches Analytic Geometry via Mathematica, called Descarta2D. One of the installation instructions says, "Copy the Descarta2D folder into the following standard Mathematica folder (used for add-on applications): $BaseDirectory/Applications." How do I accomplish this? I have learned Windows 10 doesn't have such a file.
Run the following command in a Mathematica Session $BaseDirectory
The output should be the file path for your Mathematica install and OS.
Thanks, Hans. I will try this. I really appreciate your help.
Hello Mr Adkins,
My name is Chiel Geeraert from the Netherlands, also retired.
Just recently a bought a second hand book "Exploring Analytic Geometry with Mathematica" (Year 2000) . This book uses Descarta2D and the CD with Descarta was included.
But alas, it didn't work with Mathematica 7 which I use.
Now I have read on the web that some years later there was an update on Descarta2D to make it compatible with Mathematica 7 and 8.
I have looked for the updated version but I could not find it. Do you use that updated version and, if so, can I get from you?
Oostburg, the Netherlands
Dear Chiel Geeraert,
Unfortunately, I switched computers and can't locate the update you need. I once corresponded with Donald L. Vossler at website http://descarta.com. If you visit the website, maybe you can leave him a message. Wish I could be more help.
Dear Chiel Geeraert:
I just tried the URL above, and it appears to be inoperative. I did find this item through a search: http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2010/Nov/msg00437.html. It appears to have info on Descarta@D.
Yes, I found that link also, but alas the website from Descarta2D is out of the air. It's a bit outdated software of course , but I would like try it.
The major developer was Denis Monasse, a French mathematician.
I am also retired : bicycling, gardening are my daily activities. Evenings are filled with some studying in Mathematics.
Thank you for your answer.