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Re: LinkOpen problem

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  • Subject: [mg125164] Re: LinkOpen problem
  • From: Christoph Lhotka <christoph.lhotka at>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:57:06 -0500 (EST)
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first try NotebookDirectory[] to see the path where Mathematica
looks for the executable. Use SetDirectory[] to change to
the directory where the .exe file is or copy the .exe file to the
path given by NotebookDirectory[].



On 02/22/2012 11:31 AM, Luigi B wrote:
> Dear All,
>   I use to run a local installation of Mathematica 8 on a Windows 7
> machine.
> To "talk" to an external program (dos executable->  myprog.exe), I used
> the following code:
> command = "myprog"<>  macro;
> LinkOpen[ command]
> Probably this is not the most elegant solution but it worked!
> Now I am running a remote installation of Mathematica 8 on a windows
> xp machine and the same command does not work anylonger. The error I
> get is:
> LinkOpen::linke: Could not find MathLink executable.>>
> and a window opens that asks me to "Choose a MathLink program to
> launch".
> Can anyone help me with this?
> thanks, Luigi
> PS: I have also tried Run[command] but no results!

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