I have a Macbook air (2013) with OS X 10.8.5, and recently I installed Mathematica 10.4.0. The problem is, every time I try to plot something like


The program closes and does not show anything. What could it be?

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    $\begingroup$ The official websites says mathematica 10 only supports OS X 10.9 and higher $\endgroup$
    – vapor
    Apr 6, 2016 at 5:42
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    $\begingroup$ I am aware of changes in 10.4 that make me fairly confident and it will not work on OS X 10.8. This is not a case of "supported on 10.9, may or may not work on earlier". In this case it definitely won't work on earlier. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Apr 6, 2016 at 11:42

1 Answer 1


Mathematica 10.4 requires OS X 10.9 or later.

Your options are:

  • Upgrade your OS to 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11
  • Use Mathematica 10.3.1 or earlier, which works on 10.7.

The system requirements are documented here.


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