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Re: questions about Notebooks

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  • Subject: [mg12946] Re: questions about Notebooks
  • From: paulh (P.J. Hinton)
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 02:51:40 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <6mqd9a$>
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In article <6mqd9a$3cq at>, slater at (Paul Slater)

|> I know that if I run a MATHEMATICA job using the command |> 
|> nohup math
|> then, if I log out, the job should keep running. |> 
|> Now, is it possible to log out when a Notebook program is in
operation, |> and still have the program continue to compute. |> 
|> I'm asking this because I use a public terminal, and would prefer not
to |> tie it up with a long computation (and I'm not aware of any way
of |> running a Notebook under the "nohup" command). |> 
|> Also, if I have two Notebook programs stored separately, can I |>
concatenate them in some manner, so that one will automatically run |>
after the other is complete?

You may want to consider doing the following:

1) Select the cells in your notebook that contain expressions that
   you want to evaluate. 

2) Click on the front end menu command sequence

	Cell -> Cell Properties -> Initialization Cell

3) Use the front end menu command

	File -> Save As Special -> Package

This will save the notebook with only the Initialization Cells 
uncommented out.

4) Paste the following Cell expression in a notebook and 
   click "Yes" on the dialog box that results.

Cell[TextData[ButtonBox["Learn more about batch mode",
  ButtonData:>"Using Kernel Directly (X)",
  ButtonStyle->"GettingStartedLink"]], "Text"]

   This will create a hyperlink that will give you instructions 
   for running Mathematica in batch mode.

5) If you would like the output from the batch session to be logged 
   as a notebook as well, you may want to consider using Roman Maeder's
   NotebookLog.m package that is discussed in his book _Programming
   in Mathematica_.
   The package comes on the Mathematica installation in directory


P.J. Hinton	
Mathematica Programming Group		paulh at Wolfram Research,
Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed
herein are those of the author alone.

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