Re: batch notebook evaluation
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- Subject: [mg14986] Re: batch notebook evaluation
- From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
- Date: Wed, 2 Dec 1998 03:59:06 -0500
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On 28 Nov 1998, Gianluca Gorni wrote: > Anyone knows if we can evaluate notebooks in batch mode? There is no way to do this in the sense that you are speaking of. > I know that you can feed Mathematica kernel plain text files (package > format) in batch mode under unix. But what about for example having a > notebook with long computations and elaborate layout of the output. It > would be nice if we could have it evaluated over the weekend and be > able to check the results in the same notebook, just as if we had been > running the front end all along. See Roman Maeder's book _Programming In Mathematica_ (Third Edition) for information on the extra package ProgrammingInMathematica`NotebookLog`, which allows you to store the output from a batch calculation in notebook format as well. The package file itself is installed with the rest of Mathematica, so you don't need to purchase or download anything. > By the way, the menu item "File : save as package format" does not work > on my system (MacOS 8.1, Mathematica 3.01). The line breaks make a mess > of the syntax. The "auto generated package" option does work, although > I quite don't understand its sub-options. If I set it to "manual", how > do I tell Mathematica to generate it when the time comes? There is a problem with the setting Manual. It prompts the user for confirmation as one would expect, but the contents of the notebook's initialization cells are stored in a file name Manual.m rather than a file of the same base name. See the archived posting at URL: http://x5.dejanews.com/getdoc.xp?AN=321271557 for a step-by-step walkthrough how to use the option value Automatic instead. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.