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Re: Launching a front end notebook

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  • Subject: [mg15318] Re: [mg15224] Launching a front end notebook
  • From: Eric Strobel <EStrobel at>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 04:15:08 -0500
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It sounds like you've played with it enough to know the exact graphics 
command you want to issue.  What if you modify that command to output
the  graphics into a Postscript or other file?  That way you'd never
need the  front end...

- Eric Strobel
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Subject: [mg15318]  [mg15224] Launching a front end notebook from a Kernel
(mathlink &

     Borland C++) (fwd)
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I can send expressions such as b = Sqrt[9] from my c++ code to a
mathematica kernel and have the kernel stay around after the c++
program is finished. And, if I type "b" directly into the kernel, I get
3 back from the kernel.  Great!

Graphics,however, are another issue.  I'd like to get nice graphics.  I
played around with various notebook commands, but I don't seem to be
able to create a mathematica notebook from the kernel. I get a no
FrontEndObject error.

Ideally, I want to send  a 2d or 3d array from my c++ code to
mathematica (which I should be able to do now) and follow that with a
call (from the c++ code) to ListPlot3d on the array data.  I can just
use MLPutFunction, etc for the call, but I want the results in a

To summarize, I want to create a mathematica frontend notebook via
sending a command directly to the kernel (via mathlink), and I want
results (eg graphics) generated by this kernel to appear in the


ps. I tried looking at the sample custom front ends in the developers
kit unsupported folder, but that didn't seem to help too much.

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