Wolfram U

Using Notebook Initialization Cells

Estimated Time: 9 min

Course Level: Intermediate


Initialization cells are cells that are evaluated by the Wolfram Language kernel immediately before the first evaluation performed after a notebook is opened. These can be useful for importing data or setting variables before running any other code. This video will show you different ways to create and use initialization cells. It will also discuss how to save notebooks as package files.

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You'll Learn To

  • Identify initialization cells
  • Set up an initialization cell
  • Use cell tags to label cells for evaluation
  • Find cells with specific tags in a notebook
  • Programmatically evaluate selected cells
  • Develop and use Wolfram Language packages