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Re: Math Beans

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  • Subject: [mg18426] Re: Math Beans
  • From: sch at mitre.org (Stuart C. Schaffner)
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 00:11:17 -0400
  • Organization: The MITRE Corporation
  • References: <7lek33$o6r$7@dragonfly.wolfram.com>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 1 Jul 1999 02:34:11 GMT, "Jacqueline L. Spiegel - Cohen"
<jackie at popmail.med.nyu.edu> wrote:

>I was.   Does Mathematica have packages that can be call/compiled
>with another language ?   I was looking for something that I could
>integrate into Java, but I could use a package in another language
>if that were more effecient or it were the only thing available.
>
Outside of mathematics, programmers are moving rapidly toward
component architectures based on COM, CORBA, and Java Beans (all of
which are similar).  For mathematical systems WRI has Mathematica
Link, which at least puts them on the leading edge in this specialized
marketplace.  However, it seems to me to be another example of a
needlessly proprietary interface.  I'm a relative newbie to COM
myself, but it doesn't on the face of it look like it would be very
difficult for the good folks at WRI to adapt what they have to allow
the Mathematica front ends and kernels to be COM, CORBA, or Bean
components and to allow interaction with foreign components.

Anybody at Wolfram want to comment on the feasibility/advisability of
this?

Stu Schaffner,
not speaking for The MITRE Corp.



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