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Re: Run a package from the command line without launching a notebook?

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  • Subject: [mg111763] Re: Run a package from the command line without launching a notebook?
  • From: Armand Tamzarian <mike.honeychurch at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 05:32:00 -0400 (EDT)
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On Aug 11, 3:46 am, Garapata <warsaw95... at mypacks.net> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I run Mathematica on a Mac (Snow Leopard).
>
> I need to run a package from the command line without launching a
> notebook.
>
> First, I created a notebook with four cells:
>
> Needs["myPackages`myPackage`"]
> connectionInfo = {"databaseDriver", "databaseLocation", "username",
> password"};
> workFlow[connectionInfo];
> Quit[]
>
> All pretty simple:
>
> Needs[] loads a package that I've placed in an ExtraPackages
> subdirectory.
> connectionInfo gives database connection parameters.
> workFlow[] runs some code and writes to the data base.
> Quit[] should exit the kernel
>
> This all works fine running in a notebook.
>
> I took the notebook, made each cell an initialization cell, and saved
> it as a package,
> "myAutoRun.m"
>
> I researched the documentation, the internet, and this forum and found
> that MathKernel should start the Mathematica Kernel on Mac OS X
>
> But now I don't know what I need to do in the terminal window to
> launch the kernel and run the package.
>
> I don't know my way around a terminal window or command prompt, so I'd
> appreciate as explicit instructions as possible (especially defining
> file paths and changing directories if I need to do so).
>
> Thanks everyone,
> G


http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/MathSource/7590/

cheers

Mike


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