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Proper way to run a Mathematica script (-script vs -run vs MathematicaScript vs <)?

Suppose I have a Mathematica script called test.m. There at least 4 ways to run this from the terminal: ...
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exporting mathematica videos [closed]

Peter Boardman has created a most excellent tutorial titled, "Basic Image Processing in Mathematica." It is an iBooks presentation that only runs on the iPad and 'feels' similar to a Powerpoint ...
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math.exe vs wolfram.exe vs MathKernel.exe vs WolframKernel.exe (running scripts on Windows)

I generally consider Mma documentation very good. However, it is startlingly difficult to find useful information on running Mma batch scripts, especially on Windows. So ... just what would I enter ...
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Find where an error occurred in a bunch of command line scripts

I have been using my intuition to solve errors in my Mathematica scripts. But when calculations got more complex and I started getting errors involving code in more participating scripts (a script ...
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Needs entry point of a package from a Mathematica script

I am writing a bunch of Mathematica scripts to run command line in a HPC environment. I am organising my solution in small chunks I can test separately. So I have a directory structure like: ...
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Session logging of “\$Echo” and “\$Output” in Mathematica 10

I have difficulties with session logging and Mathematica 10. In previous versions, you could simply use AppendTo[$Echo, logfile] and ...
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How to make Mathematica script executable? [closed]

I have the following Mathematica script ...
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Mathematica on a cluster

I try to run mathematica on a grid. Since this is my first time working on a cluster, I have no plan what to do. I have to run a job (pbs-file). ...
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Mathematica script - Using front end

I'm running Mathematica on OS X and I want to create an Automator action that converts spreadsheet files. I have written this script: ...
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How to record all the output (including error messages) of a mathematica script in a file?

Is it possible to record all the output of a Mathematica script to a file? I am looking for the Mathematica equivalent of ...
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When using NETLink, what is sufficient sanitization?

I am writing a webapp where I use MM via NETLink to process user inputs. In one example, the user will have a textbox in which they can write some simple numerical expression, and using MM together ...
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Running a shell script within Mathematica

The title pretty much explains it and I have not found something similar already posted. Perhaps I am not searching for the correct title or maybe this is something very basic, but I would appreciate ...
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Sending a command to an already opened frontend

I'm trying to pipe low-level notebook commands to work through terminal and I've tried various ways, but I can't really get to the frontend that's already open. For example Opening a notebook from ...
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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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Write memory usage to file in script

Is there a way to write the MemoryInUse into a file once a minute? In this Debugging memory leaks question there is a neat dynamic diagram showing the MemoryInUse over time. My problem is that I run ...
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Mathematica scripting on Microsoft Windows

Is it possible to use Mathematica (or the Mathematica kernel) to interact with Microsoft Windows, much like any macro-based scripting language that controls the keyboard/mouse, opens/closes programs ...
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Running a script Mathematica 9 [closed]

I am working in a Linux machine.The name of my mathematica file is deres.nb Code: a={}; AppendTo[a,1]; a>>"file" Now, if I run this code, by simply ...
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Wolfram language from batch or py

I would like to automate the commands in this website into a batch file, so when the batch file it runs these commands in sequence. http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/157461 Do any of you have ...
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Scheduling Mathematica scripts to run from a command line [duplicate]

I want to run Mathematica "jobs" on a daily/weekly basis to do system maintenance and as part of daily processing operations. What is the best way to do this?
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How to start Mathematica kernel without loading init.m?

Is it possible to start Mathematica kernel from UNIX command line without having the init.m loaded, but not by simply deleting or commenting out it before hand? If this is a Mathematica script, is it ...
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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 get information during evaluation of a Mathematica script?

I have a Mathematica script table=ParallelTable[f[u],{u,0,40,.5}] Export["filename.csv",table] that computes and exports a table of a rather complicated function ...
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Why does Mathematica stop when run in the background in command line mode?

If I try to start a Mathematica script in the background from the command line, like this: math -script someFile.m & then the process gets automatically ...
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MathKernel with `-noprompt` hangs indefinitely when converting simple TeX expression

If I enter MathKernel -noprompt -run 'ToExpression["1", TeXForm]; Exit[]' the kernel hangs, apparently while running TeX.exe ...
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How to catch an interrupt (Control-C) in a script?

If a user hits Control-C when a script is running, they get an Interrupt> prompt, where they have to type exit or ...
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Script with command line argument

As a test I want a simple script to take a command line argument and print it to a file: ...
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How to batch run Mathematica code from Python?

I have this notebook: ...
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Command line execution of Mathematica notebooks and conversion to .m

Sometimes one may want to execute a notebook via the command line (for example to run it remotely). As far as I know it's not possible to run notebooks directly, but ...
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Temporarily redirect the output of Print[ ] to a second file

I have started using Mathematica to automate file backup operations. The logistics I need make Mathematica a good choice. I am testing and developing the Notebook manually, and ...
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How to ensure that command line variables are secure for MathKernel scripts?

Suppose I write a Mathematica script, called test.m, like the following: Print["Hello, World!"]; test = ToExpression[$CommandLine[[-1]]]; Print["I'm alive!"]; ...
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Saving a source file adds (* ::Package:: *) to the first line

I am running Mathematica 9 on a linux machine and I've encountered the following behaviour that I am trying to understand. When I'm editing multiple source (.m) files using mathematica saving adds a ...
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How to automate Mathematica scripts? - I [duplicate]

I would like to use the Windows Task Scheduler, or Visual Cron, to start a Mathematica notebook or .m file to do some system maintenance tasks: copy files from one place to another, etc. How do I set ...
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How to import non-text data from std input in a Mathematica script?

Or maybe a better question is - how can I get a stdin stream? I need to run on Linux. I did look at Reading from STDIN, or: how to pipe data into Mathematica, but ...
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Custom (Frame)Ticks fail when using Mathematica's script engine

I want to define my own ticks in a DateListPlot. It works quite well when I use the code in a Mathematica Notebook but breaks somehow when using it via ...
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Doubts on scripting: error messages when trying to run and how to process lots of files

I have created my first mathematica 'program' as I think of it, to do some image processing. After reading in an image, it does a lot of stuff (including smoothing, fourier transform, functional ...
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Possible to use Manipulate in GUIRunModal?

Is it possible to use the widget created by Manipulate within GUIRunModal? I intend to run the file using ...
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Why doesn't my script work when I redirect stdout?

I'm using Mathematica Home Edition 9.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.2. I have this script: ...
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Interrupting package evaluation, handling error

I have some packages/scripts that I schedule the execution using Jobs in SQL server. For example, in some of then, I use to create reports and delivery by mail using Mathematica. All done using ...
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How to create an executable notebook in Mac OS X

All, I am looking for help to create a notebook to be executed via terminal in MAC OSX. The notebook uses the front end. This is what I have so far ...
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Executing Mathematica script from inside SQL Server

Does anyone have experience in calling Mathematica from inside SQL Server to do calculations? For example, how can I make a Procedure that uses Mathematica? Or a job that runs some Mathematica script? ...
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Is it possible to print more than last line with Get (<<) without using Print commands?

I want to run my Mathematica scripts from the terminal and I want it to print lines like MATLAB would. That is, suppress output by ending a line with ;, and ...
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Accessing MathematicaScript over ssh/network

Here is the conundrum I am faced with. I have two computer. One with Mathematica (and hence MathematicaScript) but generally poor resources. The other without ...
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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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Formatting and printing lists with Mathematica scripts

I'm just starting out with Mathematica and I'm using MathematicaScript rather than the GUI. However, I'm having trouble formatting a list when printing it. Suppose ...
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StringJoin/FileNameJoin doesn't quite work in script

My mathematica script is as follows: ...
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Why are all the lines commented when I create a Mathematica script?

When I created a Mathematica script, I found that all my lines were commented out (when opened with vi or gedit or any other ...
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Simultaneously running the same .m file with different inputs

I have my Mathematica code in a .m file and I run it from the command line with some parameters. I was wondering, if there is no overlap in input and output files, ...
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Evaluator option for Mathematica Scripts

I have mathematica with many additional kernels besides Local ( e.g., core1, core2, core3, core4 ... ) added through Kernel Configuration Options. I have been running multiple copies of a simulation ...
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Launch a specific notebook automatically when Mathematica starts

I run Mathematica on an iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I have set the OS's "Launch Items" to include Mathematica so that the application opens when the computer boots. Now I want to go further and ...