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Re: J/Link Examples ??

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  • Subject: [mg22303] Re: J/Link Examples ??
  • From: "David Bailey" <db at>
  • 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> wrote in message
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> 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
> Can someone give examples of what we could do with J/Link? It's even
> 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

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

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