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LinkLaunch

LinkLaunch
starts the external program prog and opens a MathLink connection to it.
  • LinkLaunch runs prog as a subsidiary or child process to your current Mathematica session.
  • You can use a command such as LinkLaunch to launch a subsidiary Mathematica kernel process from within your Mathematica session.
  • On most computer systems, calling LinkLaunch multiple times with the same argument will start several prog processes running.
  • On some computer systems, LinkLaunch will bring up a program browser.
  • The option LinkProtocol specifies the underlying data transport protocol to use.
  • LinkLaunch internally calls a function analogous to the function in the MathLink library.
Launch a subsidiary Mathematica kernel process:
Read the first packet from the subsidiary Mathematica process:
Close the link and the subsidiary kernel:
Launch a subsidiary Mathematica kernel process:
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Read the first packet from the subsidiary Mathematica process:
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Close the link and the subsidiary kernel:
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