My laptop is a Windows 10 Asus netbook with very little (32GB) storage space. I currently use an Ubuntu 18.04 computer for Mathematica, but I would like to be able to use it on my netbook instead. (I do sometimes use X11|SSH to run mathematica on my laptop, but the lag becomes frustrating quickly.)

Is there any way to install the notebook interface and documentation without installing the kernel at all? If not, is there any way to install it and subsequently delete the kernel?

  • $\begingroup$ I think this is the first time I've seen someone suggest removing the kernel to save space... $\endgroup$ Jun 15, 2018 at 18:04
  • $\begingroup$ Well I don't really want Mathematica on the laptop at all, I basically want remote desktop with a more responsive front-end. $\endgroup$
    – speedstyle
    Jun 15, 2018 at 18:13
  • $\begingroup$ The documentation is by far the largest footprint. It would be better to find a way to install Mathematica without the documentation if you are concerned about space. You can use the online documentation instead. $\endgroup$
    – Edmund
    Jun 15, 2018 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ How about a RaspberryPi emulator on your laptop with Mathematica for RaspberryPi installed? $\endgroup$
    – Edmund
    Jun 15, 2018 at 20:36
  • $\begingroup$ If your concern is saving space, then removing the kernel doesn't help much. Please see this answer to understand that the documentation is by far the largest part of the installation. $\endgroup$
    – halirutan
    Jun 16, 2018 at 0:12


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