A notebook contains a series of numerical calculations (numerical integrations, numerical solution of systems of equations etc).

Many parameters are involved.

The final result is in the form of a list; let's called Reslst.

Say, that I want for a specific parameter to evaluate ten times this notebook (each evaluation will give different Reslst) and stored the results (i.e. Reslst) in a new notebook automatically, without copy/paste.

Is it possible to do this? If yes, how?



I will try to be more specific. Let's call the original notebook EVALUATIONS.

This notebooks contains values numerical calculations which eventually result in the following

Keff = Km + (cp*(-Km + Kp)*(3*Km + 4*Mm))/(3*Km + 
      3*(1 - cp)*(-Km + Kp) + 4*Mm); 

Meff = Mm + (5*cp*Mm*(3*Km + 4*Mm)*(-Mm + Mp))/(5*Mm*(3*Km + 4*Mm) + 
      6*(1 - cp)*(Km + 2*Mm)*(-Mm + Mp)); 

Reslst = {cp, Keff, Meff}; 

Apart from cp the Km, Kp etc are obtained from the aforementioned numerical calculations.

What I want now is the following.

Starting with cp=0, evaluate 11 times the notebook for 0<=cp<=1 (i.e. with 0.1 steps) and stored the list Reslst in a another notebook called it RESULTS. The whole procedure will be done automatically. No need for Copy/Paste; no need for press SHIFT+ENTER more than one time.

I read the suggestions in the comments, but since I haven't worked with these features (actually I did not know their presence) I would appreciate bigger help.

  • $\begingroup$ take a look at CreateDocument[] et al $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 20, 2014 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ If you must loop over a (multiple cell ) notebook see here: mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/50570/…. $\endgroup$
    – george2079
    Commented Nov 20, 2014 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ Strangely, it appears to be a hard thing?! Even in MathGroup I did not find any answers in relevant queries... $\endgroup$
    – Dimitris
    Commented Nov 20, 2014 at 17:21
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    $\begingroup$ automated evaluation of whole notebooks is not the usual way of working with mathematica. Better to simply use a loop construct. reference.wolfram.com/language/guide/LoopingConstructs.html $\endgroup$
    – george2079
    Commented Nov 20, 2014 at 17:53
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    $\begingroup$ You should consider converting your notebook into a package (.m, more or less a WL script). Then repeated evaluation will be trivial. $\endgroup$
    – Yves Klett
    Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 7:22

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elaborating on the answer referenced in my comment, here is a self-evaluating notebook..

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  • $\begingroup$ George, great staff! Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Dimitris
    Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 9:20

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