Options, methods or issues launching a Kernel instance

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Mathematica 10.0.x freezes in Initializing kernels

Bug caused by paclet update and fixed by paclet update. I updated to Windows 10 and have been running Mathematica fine on it for over a month. For some reason, it has just stopped working. I don't ...
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Using LaunchKernels to launch kernels with lower priorities

On windows the kernels launched with LaunchKernels are starred with "Below Normal" priority. Is there a way to start them with even lower priority (eg. "Idle")? ...
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Handling Kernel start. What is a full initialization stack and what place the Autoload has there?

According to: tutorial/WolframSystemSessions Initialization On startup, the Wolfram Language kernel does the following: Performs license management operations. Runs Wolfram ...
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How to run mathematica scripts without initializing the kernel every time

I have written a Mathematica script that is to be run periodically on a Raspberry Pi. The code takes about 3 seconds to execute if I test it in a CLI Mathematica session. However, when I execute the ...
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Seeking strategies to deploy a function securely without a front end

Background I have a fuction, which calculates an analytic solution to a multi-dimentional geometry problem. The function takes a list of real numbers (typically less than a dozen) and outputs a ...
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Trial version 10 vs Version 10 Prerelease 13

When I open the new trial version (creation id 5099521; 10.0.30732.17750) I get these error messages and only a partial view of the "About" box I haven't run into any particular problem, except ...
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Quit the Kernel and start new session automatically

The question is how to quit the kernel, start a new session automatically, and to be able to run such procedure from e.g. Button. This is especially useful when ...
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Can one launch a Player Pro kernel independently of the front end

This question follows on from my earlier one, Seeking strategies to deploy a function securely without a front end. As it pursues a different track to solve the same problem it seemed distinct enough ...
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Table function with Part[] call misbehaving, but only after initial startup of Mathematica

I am getting errors like: Part::partd: Part specification standardBasis[[1]] is longer than depth of object. with the following Manipulate expression: ...
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Mathematica 10.4.0 hang on startup, killing WolframKernel fixes it

I just upgraded to Mathematica 10.4 (Site Home Use) on Ubuntu 15.10 (x86-64). After entering the activation key and clicking Activate, I got a message "Activation was successful", and then the window ...
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Launch a specific notebook automatically when Mathematica starts

I run Mathematica on an iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I have set the OS's "Launch Items" to include Mathematica so that the application opens when the computer boots. Now I want to go further and ...
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Mathematica sporadically crashes on open

Sometimes, when I open Mathematica, while the opening splash screen still says "Initializing Kernel Connections", Windows will tell me that "Wolfram Mathematica 9 has stopped working". This will ...
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How to use the Autoload directory?

According to the documentation, packages in $UserBaseDirectory/Autoload will load automatically on startup. I placed an .m file ...
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More Information About Solving Mathematica 10.0 Freezing Issue [duplicate]

I am aware now that Mathematica 10.0 is having difficulty with freezing during its startup while displaying the message "Initializing kernels..." The question is answered here: Mathematica 10.0.x ...
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How often does Mathematica contact its license server?

I know that Mathematica checks the validity of its license every time the program is launched. Say, however, that I have a valid license (which I do) and that I am running some code which takes a ...
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Launching remote slave kernels on HPC causes slow down

I had a post earlier regarding how I can run Mathematica at a HPC cluster (running PBSpro) by having a single MathKernel launch ...
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How to ensure that a package is always loaded on startup, even in parallel kernels?

Is there a robust way to ensure that a package is always loaded on startup, even in parallel kernels? Parallel kernels do not read Kernel/init.m.
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Using MathKernel without echoing a window

I use M9 under windows 7 on a command prompt as: MathKernel -noprompt -script file.m On execution, there is a like a kernel window opened and then closed immediately. How can I avoid this window and ...
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Launching remote kernels - will it help RAM needs?

Given the exasperating RAM needs of my Mathematica program, I contemplated launching remote kernels to run my Mathematica script. This is a two part question: Part 1 If I launch a remote kernel(s), ...