Questions specific to usage of Mathematica on the the Mac OS X operating system

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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 ...
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How do I “start a reference system”?

When I attempt to insert a citation or specify a database to use as a bibliography, I get a message that I need to "start" the "reference system" "manually": I have no idea what a references system ...
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Why does OS X need permission to allow JLink connections each time it starts?

I understand that JLink loads each time Mathematica launches or each time a kernel starts, and that this can require permission from the firewall, if it is enabled but OS X provides settings the ...
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Insert EndNote citation in Mac OS

I'm trying to insert citations in a notebook. I found a thread that goes back to 2010 saying that the Endnote plugin for Mathematica is not supported on Mac OS. Does anyone know whether this is still ...
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Mathematica 8 and window names for modified files

I do not know if this is particular to Mac OS, but with version 8, the window name of a notebook no longer changes (with an appended *) when it is modified, as it used to do with version 7 (as well as ...
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How to force native styling of controls?

While preparing a dynamic module, I discovered a weird behaviour of Mathematica's controls when you rotate them: ...
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Limiting the use of discrete graphics card on Mac

Apple's laptop running Mac OS have a pretty nice feature to make the battery last longer: the dynamically switch between the low-power integrated graphics card and the higher-performance dedicated ...
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Creating a Tooltip that knows what platform is currently being used

I have Mathematica 8 on my PC. I also have a new Mac with CDF-player, but not Mathematica. I want a Tooltip that shows one thing if running on a PC, and something ...
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How to switch between different CDFs in CDF Player?

I recently got a Mac. It has CDF Player, but not Mathematica. How do I get CDF Player to switch between different CDFs on OS X Lion? Edit I forgot to mention that I want to know how to switch ...
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Any way to prevent Mac firewall from asking to allow connections all the time?

Whenever I start Mathematica 8 on my Mac the built-in Mac OS firewall asks if I want to allow JLink to accept incoming connections. Then, during running, I'll get the same question about ...
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Drag & drop path info into front end?

On OSX at least, it's possible to quickly retrieve a folder/file path by dragging & dropping the folder/file into the terminal, eg: Is it possible to program Mathematica's front end enable ...
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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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Color ramp banding in PDFKit when exporting Raster image Inset to PDF

Here I produce a Raster image with large uniformly colored rectangles and put it in an Inset: ...
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Can't run 2 CDF documents at a time on a Windows computer

I've rolled out a few CDF's to end users. See earlier posts: suppress message and which player platform. Now, an end user reports that they can't open more than one CDF document at a time. The ...
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How do I run scripts on networked computers directly from Mathematica?

The answer to an earlier question, Computers running Wolfram Lightweight Grid Manager won't fall asleep, left me with a new problem. To review, I have a computing environment comprised of: 27" ...
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Compatibility of Mathematica Notebooks written on Mac with Windows

I wrote a notebook on Mac OS 10.7.4 and run it on Windows XP at work. On my Mac I use a full version of Mathematia 8.0.1.0, whereas on the Windows-system only a trial version (Version 8.0.4.0.). ...
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MathLink compile errors

Don't you just love it when your computer is working fine, you work with some good examples, everything is wonderful and your relationship with your computer is the best? I do. But what happens when ...
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CUDALink not working on Mac OS X

On my MacBook Pro, I have a CUDA enabled video card, yet Mathematica does not seem to recognize this. For example, following the CUDALink Setup, I get ...
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Different determinants on 2 different computers

Is there any way to force Det to do itself in a certain way? I've been running the same notebook on 2 differents computer, one MacOSX Lion and one W7 (both 32bit) ...
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Borked Find Window in OS X

I've been having this happen to me on a daily basis with the Find & Replace window on OS X: No text can be typed into the red regions, so all find & replace functionality is gone when this ...
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Does Mathematica on Mac OS use virtualization for certain functions?

I'm evaluating this code in Mathematica 8.0.0 on Mac OS X 10.6.8: ...
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Avoiding an unresponsive user interface in OS X

I have found that despite Mathematica's numerous updates, each of which have added much functionality, one fundamental issue remains unaddressed: The unresponsiveness of the UI when I make a mistake ...
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Removing unwanted appearance of underlying mesh

Let us first define two positive definite matrices: M1 = {{2, -6}, {4, 8}}; M2 = {{2, 3}, {4, 8}}; then set two points ...
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How do you get high resolution plots in applications using the Mathematica MathService?

This is for Mac users only using MathService (MathService it seems, given that it was created back in 2004, is a power pc code and requires Rosetta to run on Intel). If I type a plot command in ...