Re: J/Link Examples ??
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg22303] Re: J/Link Examples ??
- From: "David Bailey" <db at salford-software.com>
- Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 03:01:18 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK
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Ersek, Ted R <ErsekTR at navair.navy.mil> wrote in message news:88ju2o$9n5 at smc.vnet.net... > The Wolfram Research web page mentions that J/Link is available. > > I have to confess that I know very little about Java, but I am more > motivated now that it can work nicely with Mathematica, my favorite > software. I am a little puzzled about what we can do with J/Link. Will it > make it easy for us to make web pages like the Wolfram Research Integrator? > Can someone give examples of what we could do with J/Link? It's even better > if you can point me to something you made using J/Link. > I think one important use of J/Link will be to write packages that interact with the user in a full GUI fashion. There are a few examples supplied with the software which hint at what might be possible. Another interesting example uses J/Link to read data into the kernel from a URL. The nice thing is that it would seem that many examples can be coded entirely within Mathematica - just invoking built-in Java classes. However, since each Java call requires a process swap (just like MathLink, on which it is based), heavy duty applications may require some Java programming. Since Java is supposed to be platform independant, this should be a very valuable development! David Bailey Salford Software