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I'd like to call the Wolfram Engine within a swift project in Xcode. Are there any known methods or available resources on how to do this? I'm hoping to include it as a resource library for use inside a MacOS or iPadOS project.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't know but I expect the answer is to train Swift to call a C function which in turn calls Mathematica (or the Wolfram Language if you prefer). $\endgroup$ Jul 15, 2019 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ You can run Python in Xcode so you can use the Wolfram Engine for Python to call through. $\endgroup$
    – Edmund
    Apr 27 at 1:50

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Try using this repo I wrote a while back:

https://github.com/arnoudbuzing/wolfram-server

In the "clients" directory there are examples for various languages (not for swift, but if you know swift you can probably figure this part out yourself).

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  • $\begingroup$ This would require bundling the wolfram engine into xcode and building the app with it. This existed for ipados as CDFKit, would about for macos apps? $\endgroup$
    – user5601
    Apr 26 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ Also, a webserver doesn't work directly on files $\endgroup$
    – user5601
    Apr 26 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ You could use this: wolfram.com/engine ? $\endgroup$ Apr 27 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ I get that anyone can installed the engine on their machine, but I'm developing a desktop app, so requirements need to be bundled within the .app file $\endgroup$
    – user5601
    Apr 27 at 18:50
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    $\begingroup$ Please contact Wolfram Research for (redistribution) licensing options (sales@wolfram.com). Technically speaking you can include Wolfram Engine in an app without too much effort. $\endgroup$ May 2 at 21:39

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