Re: Executing a Notebook and saving the modified Notebook - all without the GUI

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg125156] Re: Executing a Notebook and saving the modified Notebook - all without the GUI*From*: "C. Mundi" <cmundi at gmail.com>*Date*: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:54:19 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

Thanks for your reply. It is interesting but does not match my problem statement. On Feb 23, 2012 6:14 AM, "Arturas Acus" <arturas.acus at tfai.vu.lt> wrote: > Dear Mundi > > Probably not exactly what you want, but may be you can use something > from below. > > First of all to run graphical Mathematica programs like Plot from > command line you need to run vnc server > > vncserver :1 > > Then You can use JLink in the following way > > > > ----------------- put into somefile.m -------------- > > whereIam = "/home/acus/"; > $Path = Append[$Path, whereIam]; > SetDirectory[whereIam]; > > Needs["JLink`"]; > $FrontEndLaunchCommand = "mathematica -mathlink -display :1 -nogui"; > arprisijungiau = ConnectToFrontEnd[]; > Put[arprisijungiau, "testNon.txt"] > > tempNotebookName = "test1.nb"; > grMain1 = UseFrontEnd[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, Pi}]]; > > If[tempNotebookName =!= "EvaluationNotebook[]", If[ > (tmpNb = NotebookOpen[ToFileName[whereIam, tempNotebookName]] > ) === $Failed, SetDirectory[whereIam]; > tmpNb = CreateDocument[]; NotebookSave[tmpNb, tempNotebookName]; > SelectionMove[tmpNb, After, Notebook]; > NotebookWrite[tmpNb, > CellGroupData[ > Prepend[(Cell[{ToBoxes[#]}] & /@ > {grMain1, grErr1, grStep1, > rezults}), > Cell["Parameters {\[Lambda],\[Mu],g,a}: " <> > ToString[ > Evaluate[ > NumberForm[#, {3, 4}] & /@ N[{\[Lambda], \[Mu], ggg, aa}]]], > "Subsection"]], Open]]; > NotebookSave[tmpNb]; > PutAppend[tempNotebookName]; > PutAppend[rezults, tempNotebookName]; > NotebookClose[tmpNb, Interactive -> False];, > CellPrint /@ {grMain1, grErr1, grStep1}]] > > > ------------------------------------------ > > > Then simply: > > math < ./somefile.m > outIfYouWant.txt > > > So, you need: > 1. vnc server > 2. configure to connect front end using JLink. > 3. To use UseFrontEnd[] for graphical commands and > 4. properly print cells for nice output to the notebook your are working > with. > > Of course, "simple" is not so simple. > > > Sincerely, Arturas Acus > > > > > Kt, 2012 02 23 05:46 -0500, C. Mundi ra=C5=A1=C4=97: > > Surely there is a "simple" way to tell Mathematica from the command > > line to run a notebook and save the state of the notebook! We would > > have hoped for something like "mathematica.exe --nogui --notebook > > Test.nb" would work, especially if we embedded something like > > "NotebookSave[]; End[];" at the end of the file. > > > > We've been searching for an answer to this question for days, and none > > of the answers we've found actually solves our problem. So before you > > answer, please read my question, which I will try to make very clear > > with a very simple example at the risk of seeming pedantic. > > > > Given a Notebook file, Test.nb with a single cell > > > > In[1]:= Plot[Cos[x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}] > > > > we can open the Notebook in the front end, Evaluate the (whole) > > Notebook and get the expected Out which is a plot of a single cycle. > > We now save the notebook, using the GUI menus. We then open Test.nb > > in the front end and we see both the input expression and the output > > plot saved previously. Good. > > > > Now we want to do everything *without* the GUI. Let our INPUT be the > > original Test.nb file, i.e. inputs but no outputs yet. Let our RESULT > > be a modified Test.nb including the plot. We seek a sequence of batch- > > like commands which will transform our INPUT into our RESULT, viz. > > with no GUI interaction and in fact under the control of an external > > unix shell script. It is permissible for the script to cause > > mathematica to access files besides Test.nb. > > > > We need the output to be in NB form, because we need the embedded > > graphics. But we also need to evaluate the notebook in an automated, > > unattended way. > > > > At this time, solutions based on MathLink are not attractive to us. > > > > We have looked at FrontEndToken but have not yet found a way to effect > > the result we seek. We also note that some of the interesting > > FrontEndTokens -- particularly those related to Evaluate -- come with > > warnings that they are not yet fully integrated into the long-term > > plan for Mathematica. That sounds ominous. > > > > Gracias! > > > > >