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How-to create a mathematica notebook in a Java program ?

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  • Subject: [mg122994] How-to create a mathematica notebook in a Java program ?
  • From: Nilo de Roock <ndroock1 at>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 05:34:31 -0500 (EST)
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The Java program below is self-contained and works. It starts a Mathematica kernel, asks the kernel for Sum[k^2,{k,1,11}] and retrieves and prints the answer. I want to do it differently. I want the kernel to create a Notebook, put Sum[k^2,{k,1,11}] in it, evaluate it and show it on screen. - Is that possible from within a Java program? - If yes, then how do I do it??

package graphica;

 import com.wolfram.jlink.*;

  * @author Nilo
public class MathematicaTester {

public static void main(String[] args) {

    KernelLink ml = null;
    String jLinkDir = "C:\\Program Files\\Wolfram Research\\Mathematica\\8.0\\SystemFiles\\Links\\JLink";
    System.setProperty("com.wolfram.jlink.libdir", jLinkDir);

    try {
        ml = MathLinkFactory.createKernelLink("-linkmode launch -linkname'C:\\Program Files\\Wolfram Research\\Mathematica\\8.0\\MathKernel.exe'");

        String expr = "Sum[k^2,{k,1,11}]";
        String x = ml.getString();
        System.out.println("Result = " + x);

    } catch (MathLinkException e) {
        System.out.println("Fatal error opening link: " +

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