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Re: Databases and Java

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  • Subject: [mg21228] Re: Databases and Java
  • From: Martin Kraus <Martin.Kraus at>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 02:27:48 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Institut fuer Informatik, Universitaet Stuttgart
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> I don't know if this is the proper forum for these questions but...I
> have gotten answers here that I haven't from the parent(?).
>         1) Any ideas how the reported project of direct Mathematica to
> databases is going?  (Most of my data is in DB2 and right now I am
> pulling it to files and importing into Mathematica v 4.  Obviously not a
> production solution.)
>         2) Even more off base: I heard that someone was working on a Java bean
> for connecting to Mathematica ...Any word on how that is progressing?

might be what you are looking for.

> I'm sorry,
> but I refuse (see earlier postings) to try to decipher yet another
> protocol like MathLink. 

I guess you can either use such a protocol or invent your own,
but for any serious communication with Mathematica you probably have to
some kind of protocol. (And MathLink is not hard to use as far as
I have experienced.)

> I would like to see something that allows me to
> use Java to dynamically input both algorithms and data into the
> Mathematica kernel and return it to the Java application or applet.
>         Obviously question 1 and 2 are related, so...
>         3) If both are "working" which is faster?


Martin Kraus

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