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launches the Java runtime and prepares it to be used from Mathematica.
  • Only one Java runtime is ever launched; subsequent calls to InstallJava after the first have no effect.
  • The following options can be given:
ClassPathAutomaticuse the specified directories and .jar files
CommandLineAutomaticspecify a command line to launch the JVM