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comment workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
a thought: would it be reasonable to post a question on how to actually use JLink in the most efficient way? I am really curious how are people handling that in the context of developing mathematica code...
Apr
9
comment workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
In fact, you answered my question. Java has to be installed separately if one wants to use JLink. The existing java installation is only to run workbench and should not be changed (otherwise the workbench won't run). If I am happy with an exisiting version of java in the workbench then I can even use it for JLink development. But if I am not, then I must develop java code elsewhere (a separate installation of eclipse with the newest version of java etc). I was simply not aware of all that. I thought that the workkbench is supposed to unify JLink and mathematica development...
Apr
8
comment workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
...and, in fact, JLink is marketed as an important part of the workbench environment. "one platform to rule them all" code in mathematica and java at the same time in an integrated environment. I understand that this site is not a pipeline to Wolfram reserach but a community of people using Mathematica who are trying to help each other. I'd like to emphasize that I asked the question in this vein. I find it very strange that the workbench is not designed to automatically look for the newest version of java engine. Am I overlooking something?
Apr
8
comment workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
@Szabolcs, m_goldberg, etc. Respectfully, I checked the instructions about what can be asked and it says "Mathematica Stack Exchange is for users of the software Mathematica developed by Wolfram Research, as well as related products like gridMathematica, Wolfram Workbench...". Why are you putting this on hold? This is most definitively a question about Workbench. I simply do not understand, what part of my question is not clear or is out of the intended scope? As I see it the answer is simply NO, it can't be done, but I would like to be 100% sure.
Apr
7
comment workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
and a strange thing is that when issuing an update command in the workbench IDE it does not detect that it has the newest version of JRE.
Apr
7
comment workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
...I do not wish to install java on the machine the usual way since I want to use it solely through the workbench (for JLink). Also, I do not wish to install another version of eclipse since, again, I will use java solely through JLink. That's the idea. This is the situation. If this is a mathematica question or not, that I do not know. It is all a question of interpretation.
Apr
7
comment workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
Indeed, this is a question about workbench. But it is not far away from mathematica. This, in a way, is a mathematica question. Let me explain: I might missunderstood the directory structure on my computer (Win 7 machine) but my impression is that it is actually bundled. Two reasons: First, java libraries came when I installed workbench. Second, the installation is a part of the workbench directory structure. If I am not mistaken, it takes the library from C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\WolframWorkbench\2.0\jre\bin. These are the files I would like to update...
Apr
7
accepted workbench: how to see values of global variables during debugging
Apr
7
comment workbench: how to see values of global variables during debugging
Domo arigato! It works! Just tested it.
Apr
4
revised workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
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Apr
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asked workbench: how to update JRE to 1.7
Apr
4
comment workbench: how to see values of global variables during debugging
I understand finally! I tried it though, and could not make it work. The expression (a global private variable in the package) never evaluates. Do I have to reference with the full name (including the context)?
Mar
31
comment workbench: how to extract a piece of code into a function
on my part, I needed that functinality rather often. I certanly would like to see it implemented. though I agree that it is a highly non-trivial in the context of mathematica. there is so much to keep track off...
Mar
31
comment workbench: how to see values of global variables during debugging
@WReach: I think, though I might be wrong, that this post is not closely related to the example you linked. In the exapmpel that you are pointing to the variable (a) is local. I am asking specifically about global variables. Did I missunderstood something?
Mar
31
accepted How to enforce numerical precision throughout a package
Mar
31
comment How to enforce numerical precision throughout a package
@Oleksandr R.: To make it more transparent, I just quoted your statement that it is not possible to do this, and indicated it as an answer.
Mar
31
answered How to enforce numerical precision throughout a package
Mar
31
comment How to enforce numerical precision throughout a package
Thank you for pointing out that this is not possible! Exactly an answer I needed. It was yes/no and now I know it is no (can't be done). I have to climb down into the mines and start fixing it the hard way. I just wanted to be sure of it. Well, such is life.
Mar
27
comment How to enforce numerical precision throughout a package
thanks for looking into this! no, you missunderstood. The solution is already implemented, and I dare say, without false modesty, probably I am using the best way to do it. The only problem is that I realized that Mathamatica is using infinite precision in all computations (a lot of matrix operations and list operations, no wonder I suppose). Of course, I can go on and put explict N statements whenever needed. The problem is, the package is very big. I would like to avoid it if possible. But, I guess, if there was such a way, someone would have suggested it already.