Date: May 5, 2012 4:16 AM
Author: James Stein
Subject: Question about Initialization Cells

I downloaded the source code for a Wolfram Demonstrations Project; this one:

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ComparingAlgorithmsForTheTravelingSalesmanProblem/

The first three cells, all initialization cells, each contain a simple

one-liner, for example:

dist[p1_, p2_] := Norm[p1 - p2]

When I evaluate any of these cells, it appears to define the function, but

when I try (in a second, new notebook window) to evaluate the function

(e.g., to evaluate "dist[4.5]}), the function is undefined. It is blue i

the second window, even though it is black in the first window.

But If I type "dist[4,5]" in the demonstration project window itself, all

works as expected.

The demo project does not appear to be a package; 'dist' does not seem to

be private. What am I missing?