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Re: sending messages to an already-running instance of octave

From: Olaf Till
Subject: Re: sending messages to an already-running instance of octave
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:39:10 +0200
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On Sat, Jun 17, 2017 at 10:21:46PM -0700, Dan Hitt wrote:
> Suppose that i start octave from the command line or otherwise, and am
> interacting with it.
> And suppose that i then run some other program.
> Is there any way that the other program can send commands and data to
> my running octave, through dbus or any other ipc method?
> The only requirements are that the user should not have to do anything
> to octave to make it respond (e.g., the user should not have to tell
> octave to open a particular file), and the other program and octave
> should be unrelated processes (although owned by the same user).
> (The kinds of commands would be things that a user could presumably
> directly do, like make plots, or inquire about the internal state of
> octave, and the data would be numerical.)
> TIA for any info or suggestions.

I think this would require a thread for remote execution in Octave, or
a mode of Octave in which every command is executed by an Octave
server. This is both not implemented.

Maybe there are ideas for alternative solutions if you detail your


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