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Re: a mathlink question

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  • Subject: [mg89648] Re: a mathlink question
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 06:40:30 -0400 (EDT)
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obviously you would need some memory for the last value of the sum. This 

can conveniently be implemented as a static variable in C. care must be 

taken to initialize it correctly. More cumbersome would be to keep the 

memory in a Mathematica variable and transfere it each time the function is called.

hope this helps, Daniel

GS wrote:

> I would like to call a C-program from Mathematica. All the examples in

> the MathLink tutorials (like AddTwo[i,j]) work like this: they are

> called from Mathematica, are executed, send the result to Mathematica

> and exit.


> I would like a C-program to not exit after the execution, and keep the

> memory of the previous inputs. Say, I want an external C-program, to

> be called as AddToPreviousSum[x]. When it is first called, it returns

> x. When it is called the second time AddToPreviousSum[y], it returns x

> +y. When it is called the third time AddToPreviousSum[z], it returns x

> +y+z, and so on.


> How do I implement this in C using MathLink?


> Thanks.

> GS.



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