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Re: Re: [TS 22578]--Re:does anyone have an ant task for mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg69382] Re: [mg69359] Re: [TS 22578]--Re:does anyone have an ant task for mathematica?
  • From: Todd Gayley <tgayley at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 07:19:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200609081300.k88D01GK017695@localhost.localdomain>

At 02:26 AM 9/9/2006, Chris Chiasson wrote:
>I realize it was a long shot. Thanks for the reply.
>
>On Fri, 8 Sep 2006 13:00:01 UT, mathgroup <mathgroup at smc.vnet.net> wrote:
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> > Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 05:40:34 -0500
> > Subject: [mg69382] [mg69359] does anyone have an ant task for mathematica?
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> > Assumedly, it would be able to start Mathematica, execute some .m
> > files, and then return control back to ant.


Chris,

In fact, there already _is_ an Ant task for this in J/Link. It was added in 
J/Link 3.1, so anyone with Mathematica 5.2 or later already has it, and 
anyone else can download the latest J/Link version from 
http://www.wolfram.com/solutions/mathlink/jlink/.

We use Ant for many things within WRI, and its use is growing, so it was 
essential to have a task that could call Mathematica. We snuck the class 
into J/Link 3.1 without documenting it, as it was experimental at the time, 
and we wanted to make it available to internal users. It has since had some 
features added to it, and it will be documented as a first-class component 
of J/Link in the next release.

You can see the source code for the class in 
AddOns/JLink/Source/Java/com/wolfram/jlink/util/MathematicaTask.java. You 
will have to look at that file, because it contains the documentation on 
how to use the task. In addition to executing arbitrary Mathematica code, 
you can also interact with Ant, such as calling tasks, getting/setting 
properties, etc. Here is a simple example:

       <mathematica exe="c:/program files/wolfram 
research/mathematica/5.2/mathkernel">
         <![CDATA[
            Get["MyTestPackage`"];
            result = CallTestFunction[];
            If[!TrueQ[result],
               AntFail["Mathematica test function failed"]
            ]
         ]]>
       </mathematica>


Todd Gayley
Wolfram Research


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