MathLink is a suite of Mathematica functions that implement a protocol for the communication/interfacing of Mathematica with external programs.

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Minimal effort method for integrating C++ functions into Mathematica

As of Mathematica 8, what is the minimal effort way to integrate an existing C++ function into Mathematica? I think we have these: MathLink (it was quite long ago I used it last time) communication ...
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Transferring a large amount of data in parallel calculations

This question is inspired by one of @whuber's answers Consider the following code: ...
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How to use Mathematica functions in Python programs?

I'd like to know how can I call Mathematica functions from Python. I appreciate a example, for example, using the Mathematica function Prime. I had search about MathLink but how to use it in Python ...
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Calling IronPython code from Mathematica

I'd like to call some IronPython code from Mathematica using .NET/Link. The problem is that the code lives in .py files, yet from Mathematica I can only load .NET assemblies which are DLLs. So it ...
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Efficiently determining if 3D points are within a surface composed of polygons

This is the 2nd part of a previous question which I edited to make into 2 separate questions: Extracting polygons from 3D contour plot surface As an extension of my earlier question involving simple ...
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Calling Mathematica from Visual Studio - example

I am trying to set up a connection between Visual Studio 10 and Mathematica 8.0 on a Windows system. I found several sources of information on the Wolfram website, but I get entirely lost. Most of the ...
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MathKernel doesn't return all Messages

In Mathematica I run this command: Plot[Sin[x], {x, 1, 15}, GridLines -> error] It generates a Plot with this error message: A GridLines specification ...
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Is it possible to use C# LINQ from Mathematica using .NET/Link?

Using Mathematica's .NET/Link (NETLink`) package, is it possible to call out to .NET's LINQ facilities for list manipulation and other operations?
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using MathLink for communication with external program from my C program without Mathematica

I have a compiled program with MathLink. I want to use it from other C program, without Mathematica being involved at all. If i create my program with MathLink and connect to this external program, ...
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How to protect existing MathLink connection from disconnecting

I am developing an application that consists of a Mathematica package and an external Java program. The purpose of the application is to read streamed data from a port and update a variable in the ...
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Write C/C++ programs calling Mathematica functions

I need to write a C/C++ program and call some functions in Mathematica especially those like Solve or NDSolve. The problem is ...
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Correct way to handle mysterious NaN` result from MathLink function

I have a Mathematica expression that is mapped onto an external C function via MathLink. The external function passes a ...
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How to run mathlink external commands in parallel?

I have an external function called increment (for the sake of illustration) that I call from Mathematica using MathLink. I.e., ...
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Connecting to and disconnecting from a continuously running kernel, on demand

I realized that there are lots of advantages to driving C/C++/FORTRAN code directly from Mathematica as LibraryLink functions (instead of running them from the command line or a shell script, as I ...
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How can I connect Mathematica to Clojure?

I'm using Clojure and I'd really love to be able to use some of Mathematica's functions inside it. Can anyone help with mathlinking it?
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Specifying the ports used by LinkCreate or LinkLaunch

Whenever a Link is created using LinkCreate or LinkLaunch with ...
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MathLink C API: sending a List[] of so far unknown length

I would like to send a set of Mathematica expressions (i.e. not simple types that are easy to represent and temporarily store in C) in a List using the MathLink C ...
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Returning multiple results from a LibraryLink function

What is the best way to return multiple inhomogeneous results from a LibraryLink function? Imagine that the result of a single computation is several tensors of different dimensions and several ...
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How to run an external program in parallel with a Mathematica package?

Under Mathematica 8 (Linux x84_64) I was able to run an external program in parallel from a Mathematica package. However this procedure breaks down under Mathematica 9. Within my Mathematica package ...
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Multiplayer game in Mathematica: how to communicate between kernels?

This may have been asked already, but I am considering making a game in Mathematica that two people can play. However, the issue with my idea is that the other player can't view the cards of the first ...
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Is it possible to set a timeout for LinkWrite[]?

This came up in relation to this answer Is it possible to set a timeout for LinkWrite? LinkWrite seems to block until the sent ...
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Mathematica + Numerical Recipes

the idea of combining Mathematica with the new routines in the 3rd edition of Numerical Recipes (NR) is very interesting. In fact, there is a NR library to Matlab which works very well because not ...
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Example program for calling Mathematica from C

I want to call Mathematica from a C program. Suppose I have two numbers x =2 and y=3. I want to define the x, y in a C program and call Mathematica and I want Mathematica to do the sum and return me ...
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Suppress Mathematica Kernel taskbar tab when using .NETLink

Is there a possibility to suppress the Mathematica Kernel taskbar tab when accessing it through .NETLink on Windows?
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Can you call a C function that takes function pointers as arguments?

I want to use MathLink to call a function I wrote in C. However, similar to an integrator, it takes a function pointer as an argument and applies it on numbers depending on the other arguments. I ...
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MathLink and C++ vector container

The Problem. I have a C++ class that does some computations, and returns a C++ vector object (the length of which can possibly vary with each run). I want to store each of these vectors as a list in ...
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Using LinkSnooper for monitoring the communication with an installable MathLink program

How can I monitor the communication between an installable MathLink program and the kernel? Can LinkSnooper do this?
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MathLink linking error after OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) upgrade

After macosx 10.9 mavericks upgrade i have a compilation problem, you can see below. Even the examples given in ...
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Running .NET/Link on Mono (On MacOS or any UNIX or Linux Distro)

Has anyone have any luck running .NET/Link on Mono? When I run .NET/Link to call Mathematica from within a Mono program, this is the error message I receive. ...
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Using Mathlink with the cernlib FORTRAN package MINUIT

I could successfully use Mathlink to call a simple fortran subroutine. However, when I went to a realistic problem, I failed. To be specific, I want to fit a set of data with some function using the ...
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What is the complete list of valid FrontEnd Packet types?

In response to my question How can I get the unchanged Box form of an arbitrary expression? John Fultz answered with a method using the hilariously named ...
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Mathematica Library Link : How to use non standard 'mint' e.g. 'unsigned int' or 'long long int'

I use Mathematica 8.0.4 on Mac OSX 64 bit, and gcc as C compiler. I am trying to write a LibraryLink function that deals with large positive integers i.e. greater than $2^{31}-1$. By dealing with, I ...
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Compiling 64bit MathLink code under cygwin on Windows 7

I am aware that building MathLink executables is not without its challenges. However, I am trying to compile the MathLink example 'addtwo' from a makefile within cygwin on a 64 bit Windows 7 machine. ...
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Type conversion: LibraryLink mint vs. MathLink integer type

Assume the following situation: I have a WolframLibrary function which gets as parameter an integer tensor (which is for simplicity of rank 1) and the function should return an integer list through ...
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$CurrentLink passing down in MathLink SetDelayed functions

I would like to utilize the MathLink option of having each Install of my package result in a linking object which I can use to control when and how certain elements ...
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Using NETLink.MathKernel.Compute() for graphics results fails with GraphPlot[]

I'm using MMA 8.0 to provide backend on a .NET application I'm writing. I am trying to use the high-level Wolfram.NETLink.MathKernel interface to export an image ...
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How do you get high resolution plots in applications using the Mathematica MathService?

This is for Mac users only using MathService (MathService it seems, given that it was created back in 2004, is a power pc code and requires Rosetta to run on Intel). If I type a plot command in ...
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Socket communication and player pro

I'd like to create a simple communication channel between MMA and the animation package 'Maya'. This is possible over sockets ( very simple, just sending and receiving strings). I've got this working ...
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How to write a MathLink function in C that returns nothing

What is the proper way to write a C MathLink function that returns nothing at all? The following works, but I'm not sure if all this work is actually necessary: The template file: ...
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Using a user defined Mathematica package with MathLink

I'm trying to create a Java program that uses some methods from a mathematica package I've defined. When I run my java program though the output of the program acts as though the Mathematica methods ...
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Using “Raw MathLink Connections” to create a “Kernel Object”

Mathematica 8.0.0: I am stuck trying to get a Mathematica Mathlink connection from my Windows computer working that should connects to Linux over network (or vice versa) and then launches a Kernel on ...
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Is the communication protocol underlying MathLink user-customizable?

MathLink supports two communication protocols on all platforms: TCPIP or shared memory. There are additional protocols supported on some systems only ("FileMap" and "Pipes" according to the docs). I ...
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Connect Frontend to Kernel Started by JVM via JLink

I have a MathKernel started and controlled via JLink from a JVM. The $CommandLine for this kernel is: ...
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Passing back “NaN`” and “Inf`” to C via MathLink

In the "usual" double representation of floating point numbers in C there is a NaN and an ...
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Using Mathematica as a data visualization front end for .Net applications?

I have a C# application that has 3-dimensional data that I wish to plot. Controls in C# for surface modeling are, in my experience, rather limited. I wish to have my C# application send the 3D point ...
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Throwing away all expression on a loopback link

What is the simplest way to throw away all expressions waiting to be read on a loopback link, effectively resetting the link? I am building an expression on a loopback link using the C MathLink ...
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Accessing methods and properties of C++ objects?

Is it possible to access the properties or methods of C++ objects created with LibraryLink or MathLink like with J/Link ? Such capability doesn't seem built-in yet and I'm not sure it ever will as ...
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Why do Mathematica and MathKernel need “incoming connections”?

My firewall (the "Application Firewall" in OS X 10.8.2) detects that Mathematica (9.0.1.0) and "MathKernel" both request incoming connections. My configuration expects all incoming connections to be ...
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Can Apple's Numbers spreadsheet link to a Mathematica function?

I use Apple's Numbers spreadsheet for a single thing, a double entry accounting model to understand complicated financial transactions. A current model depends on the value of a single initialization ...
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At what point should MLSetMessageHandler() be called?

I have an Installable MathLink program written in C. I would like to use a custom message handler. At which point in the C source code should I call ...