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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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How to stop a .sh script that calls multiple Mathematica scripts?

When I press Ctrl + C in a linux console running a Mathematica script, it doesn't stop. Instead it brings a console where I am supposed to type either quit, or ...
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Can I open Mathematica to plot something via some kind of Windows command?

I have a software package for alternative musical tunnings called Scala. This package has a command to plot a musical scale using gnuplot. It seems that Scala sends some kind of command to Gnuplot and ...
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Notebook vs. Kernel: Kernel giving inaccurate results

I am running a code on Mathematica (on Mac OS X) that takes high values for some of the variables. In Notebook, I set the global precision using the following code (which is well documented!) at the ...
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FrontEndObject::notavail: error when using math

I am new to mathematica script and thus I don't know whether this generated error is natural or not. When I write a command such as echo "3" | math in the ...
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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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Automatically Execute Notebook on Open [duplicate]

How might I automatically execute a notebook script on open? For example I would like to a notebook to automatically execute it's cells.
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Windows command line arguments, stdin & stdout

Is it possible to utilize all three: command line arguments, stdin, and stdout all at once in script for Windows? Unix is fairly easy, but I can't get the following to work with Windows. Using the ...
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Lisp Interpreter

What is the cleanest way to build a lisp interpreter inside Mathematica. I'm not looking for all the functions to be implemented but instead just the basic syntax.
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running math file as batch job

I am trying to run the following mathematica program, ...
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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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Expecting an image or graphics instead of -Image-

Here's a snippet of my notebook. When run with the frontend, the code runs fine with no problem at all. However, when I save the notebook as .m file and run it using "Mathkernel -noprompt -script ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...