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Re: [O] Generate new babel code blocks and/or initialized code/data?

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] Generate new babel code blocks and/or initialized code/data?
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:33:15 -1000
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.17; emacs 24.5.1

Aloha Lawrence,

Lawrence Bottorff writes:

> So I can run code for a REPL-type language like Clojure in a babel code
> block and get "results," e.g., a Clojure code block takes in a vector of
> mappings and produces new "results":
> #+RESULTS[abc5c51bb569a82c19c4eea1c385c74e839922c7]:
> symmetrize-body-parts-test
> | :name | head            | :size |  3 |
> | :name | left-eye        | :size |  1 |
> | :name | right-eye       | :size |  1 |
> | :name | left-ear        | :size |  1 |
> . . .
> but could I generate results that aren't just static output listed after a
> #+RESULTS tag, rather, embedded in a newly created babel code block? I'd
> like such output "initialized" as far as the running REPL is concerned too.
> Is it possible to generate new code/data that is immediately known to the
> REPL session? Any examples don't have to be Clojure.

You can use the :session header argument which will give you access to
any variables created during the session:


You can pass the function results to a variable argument, which makes
possible chaining (see http://www.jstatsoft.org/v46/i03):

#+header: :var x=myfunc(2)

You can also embed and call a function in a source code block using noweb



Thomas S. Dye

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