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Re: MathLink with Mathematica Home Edition 8.0

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  • Subject: [mg115699] Re: MathLink with Mathematica Home Edition 8.0
  • From: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 05:53:35 -0500 (EST)

Hi,

that's somewhat strange since in the FAQ at Wolfram they say:

Q: How is Mathematica Home Edition different from the professional
version of Mathematica?
Mathematica Home Edition includes all of the functionality found in the
professional version. The difference is that Mathematica Home Edition is
only authorized for use on personally owned computers for
non-professional and non-academic purposes.

The LibraryLink you mentioned is new to Mathematica 8. It allows you to
write functions-code into a library (e.g. dll on Windoze) which can be
called from a running Mathematica.

The SystemFiles/Links directory contains on my machine

CalendarTools
CUDALink
DatabaseLink
FDLLink
GPUTools
JLink
LibraryLink
MathLink
NETLink
OpenCLLink
OpenSURF
Python
TetGenLink
WebServices
XMLSchema

Maybe someone from Wolfram can clear this.

Cheers
Patrick


On Thu, 2011-01-13 at 03:28 -0500, Leonardo Oregano wrote:
> 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
> 



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