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Compatibility of Mathematica 10 and Endnote 7 on OS X

Given the new updates, are EndNote 7 and Mathematica 10 compatible when running on OS X?
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Default starting location of “Save as…” dialog in OS X [duplicate]

In the answer to this previous question, user Szabolcs says On OS X (I'm using 10.9 and Mathematica 9) the file chooser dialogue will remember the last location you used. So if you Save/Open ...
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InstallR on OS X with external R installation on 10.0.1.0

I had no problem to follow the instructions given at InstallR on OS X with external R installation to get an external R working with Mathematica 10.0.0.0. However when Mathematica was updated to ...
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After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2

This is a very weird bug and I don't really know how to reproduce it, so I'll just copy-paste the whole code ...
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Problem setting up C compiler on a Mac

This is a follow up to this question. I am using Mma 10 on a MacBook-Pro with OS-X Mavericks. After reading the documentation under CCompilerDriver/tutorial/SpecificCompilers I did the following: ...
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How to read from /dev/random?

I am looking to read a few bytes from /dev/random on OS X and Linux. The simplest approach fails on both operating systems (see below). Why? What is a ...
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Is there a hotkey for the drop down selection/information?

I am more used to typing then using the mouse. I was wondering if there were hotkeys for the drop down list and the info button? What I mean is what I have marked in the picture below. When I ...
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Workbench fails to run on OSX. Reports “Front end could not be launched.”

I've just installed Workbench 2.0 and I am trying to use it with Mathematica 10. Following the examples in the help I created the sample Test project. When I hit run it does the following. ...
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Front End Find feature broken in Version 10 with OSX Mavericks?

I installed Mathematica 10 and on my Macbook-Pro with OSX Mavricks. I was most frustrated to find that the front-end Find feature doesn't work. Do others have this problem? Is it possible something ...
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Transparency rendering problems in Mathematica 10 (Mac)

For some weird reason, they apparently changed the styling of contours in ContourPlot for 10.0. Here is a comparison of the results for V9 and V10 (first 9, then 10): ...
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Using the OSX Cocoa-APIs from Mathematica via Link-Technology

I'd like to access Cocoa-API's (Foundation, AppKit) from Mathematica and have researched the following ways: CocoaLink: A deprecated Package by Rob Schlofield from 2009, which is still available on ...
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How to open Mathematica from the terminal in OS X

So far, when I was working in Linux, I would open my Mathematica files from the terminal by typing: mathematica filename.nb & But now, I got a mac, and when ...
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Access wi-fi raw data

I would like to know if anyone has any idea of how to access live wi-fi raw data from my computer (in monitor and promicuous mode). I would like to develop a code to get the MAC address of every ...
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Under OS X, is there a way to view graphics output when running in the command line?

Being a long time unix shell person, I prefer Mathematica's command line interface, over the notebook. (command history, etc...) It just learned that on OS X, the cli is available as MathKernel. ...
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Mathematica script - Using front end

I'm running Mathematica on OS X and I want to create an Automator action that converts spreadsheet files. I have written this script: ...
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CurrentImage[] “unable to connect to camera”?

I have a new Macbook Pro (Retina), running Mavericks. For some reason I cannot access the camera in Mathematica using CurrentImage[] or ImageCapture[]. The result is: ...
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SetterBar divider style in Manipulate on a Mac

MMA 9.0.1 MacOSX "Mavericks". This issue is apparently mac specific. The issue of this post is illustrated here, for example. In a SetterBar control straight out ...
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Opening notebooks from Workbench on Mac OS X?

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Mac OS X 10.9.2 for Mathematica development, and have set up Mathematica 9.0.2 and Wolfram Workbench 2 (running under Eclipse Kepler). Most everything works ...
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My plot is cut off if a frametick is “0” but resized if a frametick is “0.” Why?

I have been trying to customize the frame ticks and frame label around a certain contour plot and am running into very strange behavior where the graphics will get cut off by ...
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InstallR on OS X with external R installation

How do I InstallR on OS X to use my already installed and configured R? Simply using ...
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Mathematica 9, Mavericks, Java

I've been trying to get a clear story regarding the interaction of these three components before upgrading my system from Lion to Mavericks --- I can't afford a Mathematica disaster. What I think is ...
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Can Mathematica automatically take advantage of the GPU on the new Mac Pro?

I'm upgrading my Mac to one of the new Mac Pro R2D2 Darth Vader models that have just been released. They come standard with twin AMD FirePro D300 cards, or twin D500 cards. I don't need that much ...
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Mesh and ParametricPlot [duplicate]

Is this a bug, or something going over my head? When using the following code, nothing "special" happens: ...
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Why are fonts in my notebooks grainy after transferring to a new machine? [duplicate]

After transferring Mathematica (and successfully transferring my license) to a new machine (a Retina MacBook Pro) all the fonts in my documents look jagged: How do I get Mathematica to show smooth ...
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How to import a “.numbers” spreadsheet?

Does Mathematica support importing a ".numbers" spreadsheet file (from the "Numbers" '09 (ver. 2.3 554) spreadsheet program in Apple's OS X iWork office suite)? A ".numbers" file is actually a zip ...
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Kernel inexplicably hangs if I define a pure function without suppressing output

Save any unsaved work before trying as it may crash Mathematica and other programs by filling up the memory! In v9.0.1.0 on OSX 10.8.5, if I start a new session and define two functions ...
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Does mathematica 9 on mac depend on these dynamic libraries?

The Mac package installing program "brew" suggests I remove some of these dynamic libraries, but I am worried that mathematica 9 might depend on them. As far as mathematica 9 is concerned, is it OK to ...
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Is Mathematica 8 compatible with Mac OS X 10.9?

Does anyone know if Mathematica 8 works with OS X 10.9?
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Error message from V6.0.3 on Mavericks

With Mavericks, everything works fine except saving documents -- then I get this error: Internal self test error MacDialog | c | 2 Fixes? Ideas? Any help appreciated.
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MathLink linking error after OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) upgrade

After macosx 10.9 mavericks upgrade i have a compilation problem, you can see below. Even the examples given in ...
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Why does Mathematica stop when run in the background in command line mode?

If I try to start a Mathematica script in the background from the command line, like this: math -script someFile.m & then the process gets automatically ...
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Exported PDF figure looks different in Apple's Preview than in Adobe PDF Reader

I'm trying to export figures into pdf, and the results looks good in Preview, but very bad in Adobe pdf reader. I'm using Mathematica version 8 on Mac 10.8.5. The Preview version is 6.0.1 (765.6) and ...
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Add blank line before end of file with export

I have a list of points (e.g. {1.2,0.4}) which I export to a file using ...
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How to use MacPorts' gcc with CreateLibrary?

Short version: What's the simplest way to use MacPorts' gcc with CreateLibrary? Long version: CreateLibrary uses ...
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CUDA* commands are very slow on OS X and Mac

I have Mathematica 8.0.4.0 installed on my new MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8. I also have the latest CUDA drivers (and even the CUDA SDK) from nVIDIA. I've noticed that commands like CUDAQ[] take a ...
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Weird behaviour from ListSurfacePlot3D

Looking at Documentation for ListSurfacePlot3D, I follow the basic example presented there. ...
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Mathematica performance on Mac

I recently got a trial version of both Mathematica 9 and MATLAB 13a for Windows. I was stunned by the performance difference in the Windows and the Mac version. It was a simple test in matrix ...
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How to fix MIDI playback on OS X?

Sometimes sounds specified using SoundNote (i.e. things played using MIDI) don't play properly on OS X. Some notes are missing and some are stuck. At least this ...
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Duplex Printing from button inside DialogNotebook on Mac

All, I have the following code which generates a window containing the variable PrintOut and a Print button. When the print button is pressed the contents of the window are sent to the printer and ...
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Exporting twice crashes Mathematica on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity

I'm trying to work out if it's a Mathematica, Ubuntu or setup specific bug. I've asked some colleagues to try it on other Linuxes. This also crashes on OS X with Mathematica 8.0 and fails with 9.0, ...
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Problem with SerialIO package and Lego NXT

I'm following a guide from The Mathematica Journal that describes how to use Mathematica with the Lego Mindstorms NXT but have some trouble getting started and got stuck with the SerialIO package. I ...
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Precision of rendered Rectangles in stiff-scale graphics

The attchd graphics called chromograms represent a set of discrete-state, continuous-time - ie, discrete-event signals, generated with Mathematica 9 on OSX with a Cinema display. • Top 2 rows are ...
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SaveDefinitions->True changes the displayed image

I have a Manipulate[ ] that displays an image with a superimposed Locator object. It works fine when I have ...
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Using transparency in ContourPlot makes mesh visible [duplicate]

I am trying to use a ColorFunction with Opacity in ContourPlot. Here's my code: ...
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Can one affect the appearance of components of a control?

I'd like to control the appearance of the components of a TabView[] control. Such a control appears constructed of Buttons, ...
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How to create an executable notebook in Mac OS X

All, I am looking for help to create a notebook to be executed via terminal in MAC OSX. The notebook uses the front end. This is what I have so far ...
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Pasting external PDF vector graphics without losing ability to export them

As in previous versions, Mathematica 9 on Mac OS X (10.7.5 here) still has a problem with pasted PDF graphics that were copied from external applications such as ...
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Where does Mathematica install command line tools on OS X Lion?

I've read the documentation and tutorials on using Mathematica and the kernel from the command line, and all of these materials suggest that I ought to be able to simply type either ...
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Citation and Bibliography mac with Mathematica 9

Insert bibliographical note doesn't appear on the insert menu for Mac. However if I right click the mouse this option does appear: i tried to use a standard bibtex file with it, but it doesn't seem ...