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Re: batch mode and front end

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  • Subject: [mg33133] Re: batch mode and front end
  • From: Alexander Dreyer <dreyer at>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 03:08:35 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Fraunhofer ITWM
  • References: <a5nq8g$r7u$> <a5vkf8$csm$>
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Jens-Peer Kuska wrote:
> Hi,
> you can launch the frontend as MathLink child from the kernel.
> lnk = LinkLaunch["C:\Program Files\Wolfram
> Research\Mathematica\4.0\Mathematica.exe -mathlink"]
> <<PSDirect.m
>  Block[{$FrontEnd = FrontEndObject[lnk]},
>          HTMLSave["index.html","source.nb"]
>    ]
> Regards
>   Jens


when do it like this, I still get the following error message:

   A front end is not available; certain operations require a front end.

Using the LinkLaunch command, math starts the mathematica front end and
I can use FrontEndExecute for executing commands which are only using
the front end, but it seems, that I still don't have a connection
between the kernel and the front end. 


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