I am trying to follow some examples on the Mathematica website, e.g. https://www.wolfram.com/language/11/neural-networks/digit-classification.html?product=language

but I cannot get the functions ResourceObject[] or ResourceData[] to work.

in: ResourceData["Fireballs and Bolides"]
out: ResourceAcquire: This request requires authentication.

What do I need to authenticate and how? There is no mention of this, neither in the examples nor in the explanation of the functions.


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Before running the commands, one needs to sign into the cloud using one's WolframID credentials,

CloudConnect[userid, pwd]

Userid and/or pwd can be left if you want to be prompted.

  • $\begingroup$ I had the same problem on a new machine, even after signing in either via Help->Sign in or right at the start of Mathematica. $\endgroup$ Feb 7, 2019 at 14:29
  • $\begingroup$ @b.gatessucks had or have? The CloudConnect[] solved it for me. If that does not work for you, I have no idea what could be wrong... $\endgroup$
    – a20
    Feb 7, 2019 at 15:32
  • $\begingroup$ I had. I got past it, probably doing the same as you, but sadly I forgot what it was precisely. $\endgroup$ Feb 7, 2019 at 15:49

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