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Display line number/stack trace of error in script (i.e. batch mode / command line interface)

I am trying to set up a Mathematica script so that it runs from the command line in the manner that a sane person would expect. I have the following at the start of the file: ...
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How to print TeXForm running script?

I've got a simple script which runs in bash some code - I want now to get an answer in TeX Form. If I would run Mathematica code inside the interpreter, it would be easy: ...
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`ParallelTable` pending the MathKernel after execution

I have done a ParallelTable computation in script mode. After execution, the output is fine and I've got all the data I needed. but the kernel seems pending, ...
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How to set the relative directory so that they work both in script and in notebook and portable?

Maybe the question is not clear, here I try to state it in more detail: I have a folder named project, for instance. In it I have two folders, one is named ...
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Random “silent” crash when running a math kernel in terminal for a long time

I sometimes use Mathematica to run very long calculations in the terminal (Debian). To do this I use the command: math -script (filename) Now after several hours ...
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NotebookEvaluate with InsertResults -> True from the command line

Suppose I have a notebook template.nb like this: and I want to evaluate this notebook from the command line. So I wrote this Mathematica script: ...
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How to “fake” a front-end object when running a Mathematica script? [duplicate]

I'm running a Mathematica script (content of which cannot be disclosed here) and some part of it requires "front-end"? Since it's running in a script, there is not one and it gave the following error: ...
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Running a script that needs a package

I am running a resource extensive notebook, and so I am trying to break it down into a .m file so that I can run it quicker and without using the mathematica interface. The problem is that my notebook ...
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kernel not running script

I'm on under OS X trying to run a script through the kernel. My actual plan is to run a bash script which would call mathematica with an address to process a file. I have finished the code (with ...
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Run mathematica scripts without initializing the kernel every time

There are two duplicate's of this question that seem to only work on linux/osx currently. So how can I viably run mathematica scripts without spawning a new session each time from command prompt? I ...
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When I run multiple Mathematica programs from terminal, are they supposed to use different Kernel?

Since I found that when I using notebook interface, I need to assign different kernels to different notebooks (if I want to run them at the same time), I wonder if I run those *.m files from terminal ...
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Analogue of NotebookDirectory[] for scripts (to get the directory path of my script.m)?

Is there a way to get the script directory from inside a Mathematica script? I want a function analogue to NotebookDirectory[] (which doesn't work for scripts). Is ...
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Wolfram Script Not Completing when ran as cron job

I have a fairly simple Wolfram script called from within a shell script that I would like to run at certain times. The shell script calls a python script to get some recordings to from GPIO and saves ...
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Executing Mathematica code via Notepad++

I wonder if there is a way to execute Mathematica code via Notepad++. After some searching on the web, I found that there is a user-defined language that supports Mathematica highlighting, but there ...
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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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Auto 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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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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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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Running math file as batch job

I am trying to run the following Mathematica program, ...
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Mathematica script file in Linux - how to export PDF file and close kernel?

tmp.m file: tmp = Table[RandomReal[], {3}, {4}] Export["test.xlsx", tmp] Quit[] Then ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...