is an object that represents an active WSTP connection for functions such as LinkRead and LinkWrite.


  • LinkConnect, LinkCreate, LinkLaunch, and Install all return LinkObject objects.
  • The integer n is a serial number used to distinguish links with the same name.
  • name is typically the name of an external program, or an internet TCP specification of the form port@host.


Basic Examples  (3)

Represent the active WSTP connection used by the Wolfram Language kernel:

LinkCreate creates a WSTP connection and returns a LinkObject:

Use LinkClose to close the connection:

List of all active LinkObject objects whose name ends with "shm":

Introduced in 1996