# What does the function StartJava do? [closed]

In Mathematica's autocomplete list, the function StartJava appeared.

I searched the mathematica's reference site and found that the function was undocumented. What does it do?

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• What happens when you run ??JLinkStartJava? – J. M. will be back soon Jun 2 '16 at 12:26
• Ahh it says StartJava is deprecated. Use InstallJava instead. @J.M. – hmir Jun 2 '16 at 12:29
• So, can you answer your own question, then? – J. M. will be back soon Jun 2 '16 at 12:29

## 1 Answer

Thanks to @J.M., it was discovered the StartJava was a deprecated function, replaced by InstallJava`, which is used to launch the java runtime in Mathematica.

• Now, you should wait at least several hours before you accept this answer to give others the chance. (Yes, sarcasm.) :) – rcollyer Jun 2 '16 at 12:34
• – Kuba Jun 2 '16 at 13:51
• @Kuba for some reason I had forgotten about that rule. :P – rcollyer Jun 2 '16 at 14:19
• @rcollyer 2 years since your last question, I'm not surprised ;) – Kuba Jun 2 '16 at 14:21
• @Kuba hey, I've been busy. new kids, software that doesn't test itself, etc. :D – rcollyer Jun 2 '16 at 14:37