Math, MathKernel ... and others

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg24982] Math, MathKernel ... and others*From*: Barbara DaVinci <barbara_79_f at yahoo.it>*Date*: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 08:27:43 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi everybody ----------------------------------------------------------------- Firstly, a bit of netiquette : when a post of mine is replied, should I thank the author using his/her own address ? I did so, feeling to be a spammer! Then I stopped, feeling to be ill-mannered! What's the behaviour MathGroup people think to be fine ? ----------------------------------------------------------------- The following questions refers to Mathematica 4.0.0 for Windows 9x : 01) What about MathKernel.exe and Math.exe ? They are locate in the same folder where Mathematica.exe is, but I can't figure out their roles. Math.exe seems to be a dos-like interface to kernel but it doesn't work without Windows ; MathKernel on the other hand is .. "a line command inteface to Kernel running under a graphical GUI" !?!? Does anybody knows about their effective use ? A smaller Mathematica.exe is located in C:\mathematica 4\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\Binaries\Windows : what is it intended for ? 02) Edit\Check Spelling in an extremely useful feature. Where are user's dictionaries located ? I haven't been able to find them. I looked in C:\mathematica 4\SystemFiles\SpellingDictionaries\English but none of the files contained changes when a word is added Are they manually editable ? Suppose a lot of words being added (using Add Word) ; how can I backup the modified dictionary ? Can you point me at a web site containg an Italian dictionary for Mathematica ? 03) I was told mathdll.dll to be the kernel. Is this right ? 04) C:\mathematica 4\SystemFiles\Templates\Kernel and C:\mathematica 4\Configuration\Kernel both contain init.m and end.m : why are these files duplicated ? What about Developers.m and Experimental.m ? Regards, Barbara ______________________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Il tuo indirizzo gratis e per sempre @yahoo.it su http://mail.yahoo.it