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MathLinkFactory.CreateKernelLink Method (String)

Creates a link to a Mathematica kernel based on MathLink parameters supplied as a single string.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Shared Function CreateKernelLink( _
   ByVal cmdLine As String _
) As IKernelLink
[C#]
public static IKernelLink CreateKernelLink(
   string cmdLine
);

Parameters

cmdLine
The string providing MathLink arguments.

Return Value

The created link.

Remarks

Use this method if you want to specify the path to the kernel, or if you want to establish a listen/connect link instead of launching the kernel.

You can use standard MathLink specifications for establishing a link, as documented in the Mathematica book or other MathLink documentation. For example, the -linkprotocol, -linkname, and -linkmode switches.

An example of a string argument would be:
string mlArgs = "-linkmode listen -linkname foo";
IKernelLink ml = MathLinkFactory.CreateKernelLink(mlArgs);
If you give a pathname, make sure you surround it with quotes. Also, to avoid needing to use 4 \ characters for directory separators, use a forward slash (/) in the path:
string mlArgs = "-linkmode launch -linkname \"c:/path/to/my/mathematica/mathkernel.exe\"";
IKernelLink ml = MathLinkFactory.CreateKernelLink(mlArgs);

Exceptions

Exception TypeCondition
MathLinkExceptionIf the opening of the link fails.

See Also

MathLinkFactory Class | Wolfram.NETLink Namespace | MathLinkFactory.CreateKernelLink Overload List