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Re: Problem with Patterns and Integrate

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  • 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)
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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






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