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$LaunchDirectoryLinkCreate

LinkLaunch

FilledSmallSquareLinkLaunch["prog"] starts the external program prog and opens a MathLink connection to it.

FilledSmallSquareLinkLaunch["prog"] runs prog as a subsidiary or child process to your current Mathematica session.

FilledSmallSquare You can use a command such as LinkLaunch["math -mathlink"] to launch a subsidiary Mathematica kernel process from within your Mathematica session.

FilledSmallSquare On most computer systems calling LinkLaunch["prog"] multiple times with the same argument will start several prog processes running. On systems such as the Macintosh, however, only one program with any particular name can be running at the same time.

FilledSmallSquare On some computer systems, LinkLaunch[ ] will bring up a program browser.

FilledSmallSquareLinkLaunch returns a LinkObject.

FilledSmallSquare The option LinkProtocol specifies the underlying data transport protocol to use.

FilledSmallSquareLinkLaunch internally calls a function analogous to the MLOpenArgv() function in the MathLink library.

FilledSmallSquare See The Mathematica Book: Section 2.12.7.

FilledSmallSquare See also: Install, LinkCreate, LinkConnect, LinkClose.

Further Examples

$LaunchDirectoryLinkCreate