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LinkConnect

LinkConnect["name"]
connects to a MathLink link created by another program.
  • The option LinkProtocol allows other data transport protocols to be specified.
  • You can use LinkConnect with LinkCreate to set up peer-to-peer communication between two Mathematica processes.
  • LinkConnect can be used to connect to a link created by calling LinkCreate in another Mathematica process.
  • LinkConnect can be used to connect to an external program that has created a MathLink link by calling the appropriate MathLink library functions.
  • External programs built from MathLink templates using mcc and mprep can typically create MathLink links whenever they are given -linkcreate command-line arguments.
  • LinkConnect internally calls a function analogous to the MLOpenArgv() function in the MathLink library.
  • Even though no program may yet be connected to the other end of the MathLink link, the function LinkConnect will return immediately and will not block.
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