starts the external program prog and opens a MathLink connection to it.

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  • LinkLaunch["prog"] runs prog as a subsidiary or child process to your current Mathematica session.
  • You can use a command such as LinkLaunch["math -mathlink"] to launch a subsidiary Mathematica kernel process from within your Mathematica session.
  • On most computer systems, calling LinkLaunch["prog"] multiple times with the same argument will start several prog processes running.
  • On some computer systems, LinkLaunch[] will bring up a program browser.
  • LinkLaunch returns a LinkObject.
  • The option LinkProtocol specifies the underlying data transport protocol to use.
  • LinkLaunch internally calls a function analogous to the function in the MathLink library.

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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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