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is an option to LinkLaunch, Install and related functions which specifies the underlying data transport protocol to use for a new MathLink link.
  • Possible settings for LinkProtocol are "SharedMemory" and "TCPIP".
  • On Unix and Macintosh, "Pipes" is also supported; on 32-bit Windows systems, "FileMap" is supported. Additional legacy settings such as "TCP" are also supported.
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