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Re: Lauching application from an icon

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  • Subject: [mg110565] Re: Lauching application from an icon
  • From: "Chris Degnen" <degnen at cwgsy.net>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 03:09:06 -0400 (EDT)

Hi David,

I simply mean launch an icon and evaluate cells in one go.  For instance, by a
command from the command line, which could be put in a batch file.


David Park asked:
>

> What do you mean by: "launch a Mathematica application...directly from an
> icon"?
>
> It is specific notebooks that are "launched" by Mathematica. In Windows, 
> at
> least, you can simply drag a notebook to the desktop and create an icon.
> When you double-click the icon the notebook will open. I suppose one could
> also put the notebook on the task bar and open it with a single click. 
> (The
> notebook itself might have initialization cells that load any packages in
> the application, and maybe even bring up the main documentation guide 
> page.)
>
> Often, when I am working on some project that has many notebooks in a
> folder, I create a shortcut icon for the folder on the desktop. It's easy 
> to
> create these and then delete them when you are no longer using them.
>
> I don't know if that is what you are thinking of.
>
> I also have a shortcut icon on my desktop that links to a folder that
> contains links to the common folders that I often use.
>
> I also have a CurrentBackup folder on my desktop (not a shortcut) where I
> can copy current notebooks I am working on as a temporary backup between
> system or DVD backups.
>
>
> David Park
> djmpark at comcast.net
> http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/
>
>
>
> From: Chris Degnen [mailto:degnen at cwgsy.net]
>
> I have still found no way to launch a Mathematica application in
> the front-end, directly from an icon (or via cmd).
> On a previous thread:
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/browse_thread/
> thread/022d34bca79f6375?pli=1
>
> the following were suggested, but they don't work.  Any ideas?
>
> (cmd line)  start foo.nb
> containing:
> UsingFrontEnd[
>  nb = NotebookOpen["MYFILETOEXECUTE.nb"];
>  SelectionMove[nb, All, Notebook];
>  FrontEndTokenExecute[nb, "EvaluateCells"];
> ]
>
> or
>
> MathKernel -noprompt -run "(*some command*);Quit[]"
>
>
> On Jun 11, 12:58 pm, Chris Degnen <deg... at cwgsy.net> wrote:
>> Is there some way to start a Mathematica application from an icon?
>> I tried using a batch file to no avail, e.g.
>>
>> @echo off
>> "C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\7.0\Mathematica.exe" -
>> run KernelExecute[Get["MyPrograms`StartDialog`"]]
>>
>> There are only two command-line options shown here:-
>>
>> http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/program/Mathematica.html
>
>
>
>
> 




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