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Re: calling external programs with win95 version

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  • Subject: [mg7831] Re: [mg7765] calling external programs with win95 version
  • From: seanross at
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 03:01:13 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

consulmex wrote:
> hello..
> I've been trying to call an external program and get it's output with
> mma 3 under win95 using
> a=<< "!command <options>"
> but no the manual it says this does'nt work for all OS's... Am
> i out of luck?

I have had good luck with Run[].  My program wrote its output to a data
file and I had Mma read it.  I also had the input to the program via a
file and I had the program read it.  If you are writing your own
external program, perhaps you could alter it to function in this manner.

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