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MathLink: Network Programming with Mathematica

Chikara Miyaji and Paul Abbott, 2001, Cambridge University Press, 243 pp., softcover.

A programming tutorial giving a thorough explanation of MathLink, the mechanism enabling higher-level communication between Mathematica and external programs. Introduces basic concepts and explains the fundamentals of MathLink templates and its data-transfer model. Also provides source code for a wide range of practical applications, giving readers the opportunity to adapt the code to suit their own practical needs. Assumes prior knowledge of Mathematica and the C language.

Chapters include:
Preliminaries | Connecting the Front End and the Kernel | Compiling AddTwo | Transfer Time Using MathLink | Debugging MathLink Programs | TurtleGraphics | Cellular Automata | MovieDigitizer | Object-Oriented Programming | Creating an Event-Driven Mechanism | Creating a Window Object | Window Object Applications | Writing an Interactive Graphics System | Interactive Geometry | Communications between Mathematica Sessions

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