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creates a MathLink link with the specified name for another program to connect to.
creates a MathLink link and picks an unused name for the link.
  • You can use LinkCreate and LinkConnect to set up peer-to-peer communication between two Mathematica processes.
  • LinkCreate[] by default creates a shared memory link.
  • The option LinkProtocol specifies the underlying data transport protocol to use.
  • LinkCreate[LinkProtocol->"TCPIP"] picks an unused TCP/IP port on your computer system and creates a MathLink link on it.
  • LinkCreate internally calls a function analogous to the MLOpenArgv() function in the MathLink library.
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