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GIF output in Mathematica 3.0

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  • Subject: [mg18376] GIF output in Mathematica 3.0
  • From: Tim Prescott <tprescott at>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 14:13:35 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I'm trying to write a mathlink program (on unix in c) that will output a
specified GIF.

For example, in the program I say:


When I run the program, the gif is not created. However, if I explicitly
start the kernel and call the function:


the gif is correctly created.

Why is this happening, and (more importantly) how can I get the mathlink
program to correctly create the gif?

$Version = HP-UX PA-RISC 3.0 (October 4, 1996)
$ReleaseNumber = 0

Timothy Prescott

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