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Run

  • Run[ , , ... ] generates the printed form of the expressions , separated by spaces, and runs it as an external, operating system, command.
  • Run is not available on all computer systems.
  • Run prints the in InputForm format.
  • Run returns an integer which corresponds, when possible, to the exit code for the command returned by the operating system.
  • The command executed by Run cannot usually require interactive input. On most computer systems, it can, however, generate textual output.
  • You can enter the input line ! command to execute an external command.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.11.2.
  • See also: Put, Splice.