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Re: Is it possible to start a perl executable from mathematica?
On 30 Sep 1999, Xing Jing Li wrote: > Does anyone know if it is possible to start a perl executable from within > mathematica session? You can start any executable from the kernel with the Run command, provided that your computing environment allows it. It will work on Unix systems and Windows systems. However, the Windows folks will have to put up with the necessary evil of a console window popping up every time that Run is invoked. Run returns whatever return code is issued by the program you executed. It cannot capture the output of the program. > Even better if I could write data directly to a Oracle data record. You'll probably have to code your own interface to do this, but it is possible to create a bridge program that provides callable functions from the kernel using Install mechanism in MathLink. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.