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Topic: Function Libraries and 'LibraryFunction'
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Patrick Scheibe

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Re: Function Libraries and 'LibraryFunction'
Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:24 PM
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I see no one has written an answer yet. First of all, yes, Mathematica
supports the loading of library function. Please start reading the
documentation here


Additionally, you want to check out




and all references therein.

These are basically the (1.) gotchas you should know and the (3.) doc. Furthermore, please note, that you have code-examples which reside in


under your Mathematica install path.

2.) Everything is explained in the documentation. The big advantage is, that it is possible to access tensors (lists, matrices, ..) of the Mathematica without copying them.

I hope this gives you a start.


On Nov 22, 2012, at 1:49 AM, pw wrote:

> Hello,
> I want to compile some library functions into a linux library
> for use with Mathematica.
> In general the library will reside in /usr/lib
> and be an ELF format .so file.
> 1.) Are there any 'gotchas' that I should be aware of?
> 2.) Do I need to link with Mathematica libraries if I don't use the
> MathLink calls, or do I need to wrap all my data types?
> 3.) Is there any additional documentation that exposes the use of
> external binary libs in Mathematica? (ie: Best practices)
> Thanks for any pointers.
> Peter

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