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Re: Executing a notebook repeatedly from a script

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  • Subject: [mg26025] Re: Executing a notebook repeatedly from a script
  • From: Albert Retey <albert.retey at>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 04:07:37 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Visual Analysis
  • References: <8uqutr$> <uBKQ5.1274$>
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> You can write a notanotebook.m file and do all your commands with
> math < notanotebook.m > /dev/nul

Of course using commands of this in a shellscript or batchfile would be
the recommended way of non-interactive use. But if you really think that
changing the notebook to a *.m file is too much trouble (if you are not
doing things that need the frontend, it should be easy by Edit->Save
Selection As->Package Format) or if you are using a Mac (where I think
is no possibility to use a command line in the above way??), there is
also the possibility to achieve what you want by programming the
Frontend. Have a look at the corresponding documentation, which
unfortunatly is rather poor (NotebookLocate, FrontendExecute,
SelectionEvaluate and such, the book by Glynn and Gray might be a good
source of information). Anyway, if you are not experienced with these
things, I doubt this is less complicated than changing the notebook to
something that can be used in the way Jens-Peer recommended...


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