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How to use the File Map Protocol to connect to Mathematica
under Windows 95
Version: 2.5 - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word
Mathematica's mathlink doesn't work with the local protocol under Windows 95,
so you must use a different protocol to connect to Mathematical. We recommend
the use of the file map (fmap) protocol. Here are the steps for connecting to
Mathematica version 2.2.3 or higher with the fmap protocol under Windows 95:
Install Mathematica. You must have version 2.2.3 or higher.
Check that you have the file fmap32.mll in your Mathematica main directory.
You should see other .mll files, such as mltcp26.mll, in this directory as
If you don't have this file, you can
download a copy from
our ftp site. After your browser accesses the file, use
Save As to save the file to the Mathematica main
In your Windows 95 main directory (typically c:\windows), you should find
files: mathlink.ini and mathpref.ini. If you do not have these files, please
contact our technical support staff.
Open mathlink.ini with an ASCII editor (WordPad, for example) and make sure
that all of the path information reads correctly.
Make sure that the following information exists in the mathlink.ini file:
where x in both commands is a number one greater
than the highest protocol number listed elsewhere in the file. Usually,
x should be set to 2.
The backprime (`) at the end of the Protocol2 line is important.
Replace (Mathematica path) with the actual path to
Mathematica. A typical replacement for (Mathematica
path) is c:\win32app\wnmath22
Start Scientific WorkPlace.
From the Tools menu choose
User Setup and then choose
In the Protocol box, enter the word
Make sure that the path listed in the Name box is the correct path to your
math.exe file (the Mathematica kernel).
Make sure the Active Engine is Mathematica.
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