Basically I have a notebook (let's call it nb1) that when evaluated yields one number when I specify some parameter $\alpha$ (in nb1). I want to call nb1 in a different notebook (nb2) using for instance the NotebookEvaluate function, such that I can use the value calculated in nb1 in my second notebook nb2. Is there a neat way to do this, that also allows me to evaluate nb1 for different values of $\alpha$?

For concreteness I would like to do something like this in nb2:

tab = Table[NotebookEvaluate[nb1],{alpha,1,1000}];

My question is: What do I have to write in nb1 to run the table command as above?

I hope the above pseudocode illustrates what I want to do clearly.

I do not want to convert nb1 to a function, because the notebook is so long that I'm bound to run into a bunch of unforseen errors.

  • $\begingroup$ do not use N as a parameter, this is a function N[expr] gives the numerical value of expr. if you evaluated nb1 and then nb2, all data from nb1 is available in nb2. $\endgroup$ Jan 22, 2019 at 20:45
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    $\begingroup$ Is there something specific I must write in nb1 to store the values in nb2? At the moment i've written s =NotebookEvaluate[ directory" <> "QuantumScattering.nb", InsertResults -> True]; in nb2 but s does not contain the outputs of nb1 $\endgroup$
    – MOOSE
    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:09
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    $\begingroup$ It is possible that in nb2 there are commands like ClearAll[f] ,Clear[f] for the parameter f being used. $\endgroup$ Jan 23, 2019 at 11:53

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When you run the following in NB2,

Get["file directory path//file name of NB1"]

All the definitions calculated in NB1 will be available within NB2. Then you can do the calculations in NB2.


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