The Kernel is the back-end application thread that does the actual evaluation of all non-graphical expressions. It can be accessed directly through the console but is more commonly working behind the scenes to power the Notebook Interface. Multiple Kernels may be run for parallel computation.

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Is there a way to get user input when running a script on a Linux terminal?

I have access to a node of a Linux cluster, on which Mathematica is installed. However, I do not have access to a Linux GUI. Typically I write and test Mathematica scripts on my Windows personal ...
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Is there a system Reset? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I clear all user defined symbols? The normal way I reset the Mathematica kernel to its initial state is through the notebook interface: ...
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Difference between Directory[] and NotebookDirectory[] .. a trailing /?

The following was the code: Directory[] NotebookDirectory[] The output was ...
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Improving NDSolve speed for heavily stiff problems

Having looked around the intergoogles and Mathematica.SE, I thought I'd pose a question with a minimum working example. Here is the situation I am trying to improve: I am solving a 4th order non ...
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Why am I getting a kernel crash on Chop?

First post, hopefully I figure out the formatting easily. Please forgive me if this posts ugly. I am having a (repeatable) problem where when I run my code everything works fast and the output is ...
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Launching Remote Kernels takes a lot of time

I recently played around with establishing a remote kernel setup without using mathematica grid. To do this I use the LaunchKernels[] command and ...
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Clean webMathematica Kernel

On my webMathematica server, certain input values are being saved between page loads on different computers. I assume this is because the kernel is not clearing the values after it finishes loading a ...
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Behavior of $PreRead in Kernel

I am interested in making a simple accounting style line calculator that allows me to interact with it something like this: ...
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Run kernel script in cygwin without window popping up

I'm calling mathematica scripts running kernels through a cygwin terminal, which are again executed from c++ code. When I do this a window pops up, prints warnings and errors if there are any, and ...
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How to correctly disconnect from the kernel?

I'm connecting to and disconnecting from the kernel but I'm doing something wrong. I crash the text formatting in the terminal and got some warnings. There are some instructions to connecting to the ...
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kernel Local crashes during the course of a For loop

I want to find the minimum of the function r[x,p] subject to the constraint w[x,p,t]==0 (t ...
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Copy a variable to a specific kernel in Mathematica [closed]

I would like to copy some parameter from the main Kernel of Mathematica to the parallel kernels available. So I'm running now a command like: ...
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Render dynamic Graphics objects static

As was discussed in the comments of another question (MathLink Graphical Output (Plots) to File), Graphcis objects produced by commands such as ...
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Is there a convenient way to localize all variables in a new notebook? [duplicate]

I often digress to test some others’ code when working on my own problems. Usually, I have to check if there are conflict variables. Of course, it is not a wise way. By contrast, all the variables in ...
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Some global variables are defined even at the start of a fresh session

In a fresh Mathematica session evaluating Names["Global`*"] doesn't give an empty list. The result is either {rhs, z} ...
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How to apply Gaussian kernel to smooth density of points on 2D (algorithmically) [migrated]

I have a set of points on a 2D surface and need to build a heatmap. However, I also need to smooth out the density/distribution by applying some sort of kernel (Gaussian kernel, for example). I Know ...
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Kernel quits upon evaluation of a limit

Using 9.0.1 on OS 10.9.3, I evaluated Limit[(1 + t/Sqrt[n])^-n, n -> Infinity] at the start of a session and it caused an error that made the kernel quit. ...
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Remote kernel shuts down after several seconds

I have Mathematica 9 installed on two Windows Server 2008 R2 machines. Now i want to try using one of them as a frontend with local kernels and the other one for remote kernels. OpenSSH 6.5 for ...
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Runaway MathKernel!

I was running a simulation and everything went south (my fault, stupid coding error). So I quit the kernel. Everything was running very slowly, as if it were doing some kind of large calculation. ...
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MathKernel and MathLM interaction

If one restarts MathLM on a Linux server, will that restart mathkernel as well? In other words, will restarting MathLM affect the current jobs running that use MathKernels? Thanks.
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FindMaximum inconsistency

The code below seems to work for n<11. But for n=11, and above, it outputs newa then just outputs "beep" sound. WhyTheBeep says "The kernel Local has quit ...
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Kernel quits on closing notebook

Mathematica quits (exits) when the single notebook I'm working on is closed. How to prevent this? Win7, v10 Mathematica
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Opening multiple kernels in command line for batch operation

I have been searching around for a while, and perhaps I'm just using the wrong terminology, but I haven't found a way to do this. I have a mathematica notebook converted and saved as nobel_test.m, ...
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Can I run calculations on an external ssh server that doesn't have Mathematica installed? [closed]

I am currently running some rather compilex Mathematica calculations on my laptop and sometimes run into an out-of-memory errors. However, I have access to some larger simulation servers via ssh, but ...
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Export notebook file without launching front-end

I am using a Mathematica script to programmatically generate a Mathematica notebook. The script generates a Notebook expression and then uses ...
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Death of parallel sub-kernels

EDIT : Finally, the new Mathematica 10.0 seems to fix it. I have a little parallelization problem. I wrote a code to generate a quasicrystal by dynamical generation. Here the code: ...
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Keep batch-mode kernel alive

I made a small HTTP server using jlink that works when running with the frontend. Now I need to keep a stand-alone math kernel alive after all functions have evaluated for the server to stay up. All ...
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Parallel kernel and front end

I have a piece of code which looks like this: ParallelTable[ Monitor[ Table[ <code here> ,{i,i1,i2]; ,i]; ] so basically a ...
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Threads vs Cores: How many kernels need to launch in parallel Mathematica?

I have a dual-core intel machine. I would like to test how many parallel local kernels should be launch to get the optimized performance. Knowing that the HyperThreading technology of Intel could run ...
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Configuring Remote Kernel via terminal in Linux

There's a server at work, which I would like to use as a remote kernel. I have access to it via terminal (server is running Red Hat, my client Windows 7). I don't know if the kernel is set up or not, ...
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How to change the MATHEMATICA_USERBASE directory

I’ve found, from reading the help on MathKernel in the help system and in a number of questions here, that to make that change in Windows at least one apparently needs to enter “MathKernel … options” ...
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How does Mathematica interpret a expression?

I'm a beginner to Mathematica. I'd read several document. But I still have a problem. For example, every expression in Mathematica are of the form ...
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Launching external program in background process with ParallelSubmit

I work on the implementation of an image processing pipeline in Mathematica in which I also would like to use external programs to do certain processing steps. As an example I have macros for the ...
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Evaluating expressions stored in notebook from Java

The Mathematica kernel can generally open a notebook and evaluate the functions present in the notebook using UsingFrontEnd Command. Example: ...
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Use remote kernel on debian from win8

I spend almost two week to figure out how mma could use a remote kernel. The following is my results: The basic environment is: mma9.0.1 on win8 as my host (local machine); mma9.0.1 on Deiban 7 as a ...
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KernelObject::rdead on local kernels

I'm trying to parallelize some tasks which involve fetching data from a URL and processing it. This is the code: ...
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Multiple scripts run using same kernel

I have an external program that calls Mathematica scripts upon certain events. Each script requires a large Mathematica library to load (takes a while). Is there some way to run an initial script ...
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Restoring a Mathematica session without notebook interface [duplicate]

It happens all the time that I close my Mathematica session and later I regret that I have done so, because there are many things that I would like to check. I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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Save open Mathematica Notebook from command line or second Notebook to avoid data loss

I was executing a long Mathematica Notebook over night. The Mathematica instance is running on a Linux workstation (in a vnc server session to be precise). Now I cannot access this session anymore, ...
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kernel shuts down during listplot [duplicate]

In at least the following situations, I have experienced that the kernel has shut down during evaluation. The thing is that there is no message at all when it shuts down. ...
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CreateDocument using a specific Evaluator (Kernel)

I was trying to build a button to create a new document that contained a dynamicaly changing table. In the parent notebook i am using another kernel - not the usual "Local". The problem is that in the ...
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running Mathematica installed in Windows, from Linux

Both the operating systems are installed side by side on my computer. The Windows hard drive mounts as an external hard drive on running Linux and I can access all the Windows files, as you'd know. ...
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Licence and number of controlling kernels

I'm trying to understand the differences between controlling kernels and subkernels. I created 3 local kernels (kernel configuration options > add), each using a maximum of 8 local subkernels. ...
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How to use all the kernels efficiently

We build a project with Java and Mathematica technologies. For this project we have written a bunch of functions in Mathematica and integrated some functions in one ...