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In Mathematica's autocomplete list, the function StartJava appeared. enter image description here

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

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

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    $\begingroup$ Now, you should wait at least several hours before you accept this answer to give others the chance. (Yes, sarcasm.) :) $\endgroup$ – rcollyer Jun 2 '16 at 12:34
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    $\begingroup$ @rcollyer not really: Wait 48 hours. You must wait 2 days from the time you originally asked your question ... $\endgroup$ – Kuba Jun 2 '16 at 13:51
  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba for some reason I had forgotten about that rule. :P $\endgroup$ – rcollyer Jun 2 '16 at 14:19
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    $\begingroup$ @rcollyer 2 years since your last question, I'm not surprised ;) $\endgroup$ – Kuba Jun 2 '16 at 14:21
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    $\begingroup$ @Kuba hey, I've been busy. new kids, software that doesn't test itself, etc. :D $\endgroup$ – rcollyer Jun 2 '16 at 14:37

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