Re: Problem with Patterns and Integrate

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg123288] Re: Problem with Patterns and Integrate*From*: Barrie Stokes <Barrie.Stokes at newcastle.edu.au>*Date*: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 03:22:06 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201111281053.FAA19741@smc.vnet.net>

Dear MathGroup I have recently discovered the power of the command SystemOpen[]. (Using SystemOpen[] you can make very handy buttons that open, say, PDF file *with Acrobat* with, e.g., Button["fileName", SystemOpen["pathToFileName.pdf"], Background -> RGBColor[ 0.5, 0.5, 0.7]], or Word docs in Word with Button["fileName", SystemOpen["pathToFileName.doc"], Background -> RGBColor[ 0.5, 0.5, 0.7]].) It is the general version of NotebookOpen[], which opens .nb and .cdf files (in Mathematica). I have just now tested a hypothesis, and found that SystemOpen[] opens .nb and .cdf files too, so it would seem that SystemOpen[] is all one needs. (?) My questions: I intend to set up Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion running on a MacBook Pro (lots of RAM and disk), giving me access to Mathematica running under Lion, and at the same time a never-to-be-ported-to-Mac-Windows-only program (uses filename.odc files) installed under Windows 7. (i) Can SystemOpen[] reach across the divide - given sufficient path details - and launch (with the Windows-only program) a filename.odc file in the Windows 7 "partition"? (ii) Can Import[] then reach across the divide - given sufficient path details - and read in a file newly created in the Windows 7 "partition" by said Windows-only program? Thanks Barrie

**References**:**Problem with Patterns and Integrate***From:*Jack McInerney <ejmcinerney@gmail.com>