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Two questions regarding command line interface

  • Subject: [mg3051] Two questions regarding command line interface
  • From: tlm at (Tom Marchioro)
  • Date: 28 Jan 1996 10:52:26 -0600
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  • Organization: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
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I own a couple of NeXT computers running Mathematica and wonder about a  
couple of things that might make the set-up a little more convenient.

1)  For some rather complicated reasons it is often convenietn for me to  
be sitting at one NeXT and running mathematica in a shell window on the  
other.  No real problem, but when I want to make a plot there seems to be  
no simple way to "display" it back on the first machine, as there is on an  
X-windows machine which just reads the DISPLAY environmental variable and  
pipes the graphic accordingly.  Instead I have to save the plot to a file,  
psfix it, and ftp it back to the first machine.  Q:  Is there some better  
way to handle this?  Perhaps something I can put in my init.m or some  

2)  I have seen some versions of Mma on Unix-X boxes where the command  
line interface has a utility called "fep" (for "front end processor")  
which gives tcshell like abilities to recall and edit prior commands.  I  
have not been able to discover where this software comes from, who created  
it, if the source is available, etc.  I would like to have it installed on  
my NeXT and wonder if anyone out there is familiar with it and can provide  

Thanks in advance for your help --- tom

Dr. Thomas L. Marchioro II      Two-wheeled theoretical physicist
Applied Mathematical Sciences   515-294-9779
Ames Laboratory                 515-432-9142 (home)
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