Re: Batch evaluation of multiple notebooks?
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- Subject: [mg69315] Re: Batch evaluation of multiple notebooks?
- From: Roland Franzius <roland.franzius at uos.de>
- Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 04:28:55 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Universitaet Hannover
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Blackadder schrieb: > Hi all, > > over the last ten hours I've been trying to solve a problem that seemed > simple at first. I have several dozen notebooks, each with nearly > identical contents. The only differences between the notebooks are the > data values comprised in certain data lists within each notebook. What > I need to do now is to evaluate all notebooks. > > I've tried to accomplish this via a "master" notebook that contains a > list of the names of all notebooks to be evaluated. The master notebook > processes the list of file names in a for loop and utilizes the > standard notebook manipulation functions, e.g. NotebookOpen, > SelectionMove, SelectionEvaluate, and finally NotebookClose. > > The problem here is that the Mathematica front end does not wait for > the kernel to finish evaluation and vice versa. This regularly results > in NotebookClose being called for the opened notebook before this > notebook has fully evaluated. > > My question is: How can I batch evaluate an arbitrary number of > notebooks without using MathLink? Is this even possible? The good old semaphore technics from mainframe times: Let each Notebook create a "I am finished (nr xx).txt" file and hold the main loop idling before executing the next notebook until the expected file does show up to exist. -- Roland Franzius