MathLink with Mathematica Home Edition 8.0

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg115521] MathLink with Mathematica Home Edition 8.0*From*: Leonardo Oregano <olivier.baillard at web.de>*Date*: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 03:28:22 -0500 (EST)

Hi everybody, I just purchase the Mathematica Home Edition 8.0 (I am an hobby mathematician and can not afford to buy the full version of Mathematica). Previously I was using Mathematica Home Edition 7.0 and MathLink. After installing Mathematica 8.0, I am missing the MathLink in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\8.0\SystemFiles\Links". Instead of this, there is a new folder "LibraryLink" which I don't know exactly what is it. Looking on the Wolfram website, I found that LibraryLink allows dynamic libraries to be directly loaded into the Mathematica kernel. Seems to be good. But what about MathLink? Does LibraryLink replaces MathLink? Again on the Wolfram Website I can find documentation about MathLink for Mathematica 8.0. So what! May be is MathLink no more a component of Mathematica 8.0 but you nee the full version of Mathematica 8.0 to get it. Does somebody knows something about this? Thanks, Leonardo