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UsingFrontEnd

UsingFrontEnd[expr]
evaluates expr, making use of a front end if necessary.
  • UsingFrontEnd is primarily relevant for standalone kernels and other configurations where a front end cannot be assumed to be running.
  • UsingFrontEnd[expr] evaluates expr in the current Mathematica kernel, starting a front end if it is not already running.
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