WolframScript enables Wolfram Language code to be run from any terminal, whether or not a Wolfram kernel is available on the system.
With WolframScript, users can decide where and how to run their Wolfram Language code. Along with configurable kernel and cloud settings, WolframScript includes a collection of convenience functions for a wide variety of tasks, including running pure functions with command-line input, calling cloud APIs and exporting data to any format supported by the Wolfram Language. Now you can run code in the Wolfram Cloud with wolframscript -cloud or with #!/usr/bin/env wolframscript -cloud in Unix shell scripts.
$ wolframscript -code 2+2 4
$ wolframscript -cloud -code 2+2 4
#!/usr/bin/env wolframscript Print[2+2]
$ ./file.wls 4
#!/usr/bin/env wolframscript -cloud Print[2+2]
$ ./file.wls 4
#!/usr/bin/env wolframscript Print[ToExpression[$ScriptCommandLine[]]^2]
$ ./file.wls 5 25
#!/usr/bin/env wolframscript -function -signature City City Print[GeoDistance[#1, #2]]&
$ ./file.wls "Champaign, IL" "Oxford, England" Quantity[4010.4812837526256, Miles]
WolframScript introduces a wide variety of command-line interactions to best fit your scripting needs.
Run Code on the Command Line
Code can be passed to WolframScript directly on the command line with the -code argument, allowing the user to immediately display or redirect the output into a file.
Run Code from a File
Code can be run directly from Wolfram Language packages using the -file argument.
Create Executable Scripts
WolframScript can be used as a script interpreter, allowing for scripts to be written with the Unix #! syntax on systems where this is supported.
Run Functions from the Command Line
Pure functions can be defined and executed using data and arguments from the command-line environment, allowing for easy ad-hoc sequential operations.
Simple Interaction with Input Streams
Data streamed into WolframScript is captured into the $ScriptInputString symbol for easy processing of data either all at once or iteratively line by line.
Use Cloud-based Computation
Directly Access Cloud APIs
WolframScript is capable of parsing argument input and sending data directly to APIs hosted either in the Wolfram Cloud or Private Cloud using APIFunction.
Rich Export Formats
WolframScript is capable of converting and exporting its data to any export format supported by the Wolfram Language using the -export argument.
Now With Windows Support
WolframScript is now fully featured in Windows with support for the basic Windows command shell, MSYS or Cygwin.
Automatic Kernel Detection
WolframScript will automatically select the latest Wolfram kernel installed on the user's system (Windows, Mac).
- WolframScript supports x86 and x64 systems running Windows, Mac or Linux. ARM support is available on Linux.
- A Wolfram Cloud account is required in order to utilize the cloud-based features of WolframScript.
- Using WolframScript on different platforms requires different escaping semantics.
- WolframScript is distributed with Version 11 of the Wolfram Language and above.