Launching a front end notebook from a Kernel (mathlink & Borland C++) (fwd)
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg15224] Launching a front end notebook from a Kernel (mathlink & Borland C++) (fwd)
- From: "Richard W. Singerman" <rws at helix.nih.gov>
- Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 01:04:01 -0500
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
I can send expressions such as b = Sqrt from my c++ code to a mathematica kernel and have the kernel stay around after the c++ program is finished. And, if I type "b" directly into the kernel, I get 3 back from the kernel. Great! Graphics,however, are another issue. I'd like to get nice graphics. I played around with various notebook commands, but I don't seem to be able to create a mathematica notebook from the kernel. I get a no FrontEndObject error. Ideally, I want to send a 2d or 3d array from my c++ code to mathematica (which I should be able to do now) and follow that with a call (from the c++ code) to ListPlot3d on the array data. I can just use MLPutFunction, etc for the call, but I want the results in a notebook. To summarize, I want to create a mathematica frontend notebook via sending a command directly to the kernel (via mathlink), and I want results (eg graphics) generated by this kernel to appear in the notebook. --Richard ps. I tried looking at the sample custom front ends in the developers kit unsupported folder, but that didn't seem to help too much.