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Re: dll's from within....

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  • Subject: [mg14476] Re: dll's from within....
  • From: kevinl (Kevin Leuthold)
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 20:58:54 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <70dcm9$>
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"Jeff D. Hamann" <hamannj at> writes:

>is it possible to access/call user written dll's from within mathematica


The answer is yes, using MathLink.  MathLink provides a tool (called
mprep)  that allows you to call functions written in C/C++.  You could
use mprep to create an executable that is linked to your dll.  You
could either call functions in your dll directly, or write C wrapper
functions for your dll functions.

I would recommend looking at the MathLink documentation in the
Mathematica Book, and compiling the addtwo example in the MathLink
Developer's Guide.  Addtwo is a simple example of calling a function
written in C, from Mathematica.

Kevin Leuthold
MathLink Group
Wolfram Research

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