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Re: Running programs from the command line in Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg90837] Re: Running programs from the command line in Mathematica
  • From: Steven Siew <stevensiew2 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 06:19:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g670kr$s30$1@smc.vnet.net>

Josh,

  If you do not mind me asking. What is idl?

  Also, can you try this:

Run["/usr/bin/date"]

Run["idl","/users/burkart/idlpro/autoexportdata.bat"]

Run["/some/path/idl","/users/burkart/idlpro/autoexportdata.bat"]


  Thank you

Steven Siew

On Jul 23, 8:20 pm, Josh Burkart <jburk... at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Basically, I would like to run the following command from Mathematica:
>
> idl /users/burkart/idlpro/autoexportdata.bat
>
> If I type this command into a terminal (I'm running Mac OSX Leopard), it =
works perfectly well. However, if I try the same thing using Mathematica's =
Run[] command, it does not execute and I get the following result:
>
> In[9]:= Run["idl /users/burkart/idlpro/autoexportdata.bat"]
>
> Out[9]= 32512
>
> The error code Run[] produces is the same every time and I don't know wha=
t it means (might be OS-specific). The command, when executed from the term=
inal, is designed to self-quit after finishing. Is there some way to do wha=
t I'm trying to do?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Josh Burkart



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