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Help in installing Mathematica in different operating systems, and in varied conditions.

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Running Mathematica on Docker

I didn't find any information on net about running Mathematica on Docker. Is that possible? How to handler license? Someone here has succeed in do that?
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How can I install packages distributed as .paclet files?

I downloaded a Mathematica package. It came as a file with the .paclet extension. How can I install or uninstall it?
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Which Mathematica files may be deleted to save space

After installation Mathematica 8 for Linux takes more than 3GB in the /usr/local/Wolfram/ directory. I suspect that not all of it is relevant if I want to do some occasional computations. Are there ...
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Mathematica lightweight install or Install/remove selected subpackages

I'm currently running Mathematica, but I'm looking into using Mathematica on our machines that do not have a lot of space. Mathematica is quite large however. Is there a way to install only certain ...
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Mathematica for Raspbian 8 aka “Jessie”

I have upgraded the Raspbian installation on my Pi 2 from "Wheezy" (= Debian 7) to "Jessie" (= Debian 8), mainly because I need a more up-to-date G++ compiler for my other projects. Much to my chagrin ...
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Step-by-step instruction to Install C Compiler

I remember using C compiler on my previous computers, and I never had any problems installing them. At this time, however, I failed to work through the instructions provided in Mathematica ...
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How to remove a paclet downloaded from Wolfram Research Server?

How can I remove a paclet that was automatically downloaded when I used a function for the first time (i.e. NetChain)? I believe the download was faulty, ...
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How can I uninstall palettes?

I am a first-time user pf Mathematica (V10). I know it's easy to install palettes, but uninstalling them drives me crazy. I want to delete one. Who can help me to do that?
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Installing RLink on Linux

I'm trying to install RLink here. Needs["RLink`"] InstallR[] After downloading it throws an error: ...
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Can't launch Mathematica 11 on Fedora 29

I've tried installing Mathematica 11 on Fedora 29 using the .sh install file. The installation seems to have worked (no errors and everything looks normal). However, when I attempt to run Mathematica ...
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Install Mathematica 11.3 on 32bit Lubuntu 18.04 not work default to 64bit version

I'm recently installing Mathematica 11.3 on my 32bit Lubuntu 18.04. The installer installs 64bit version of Mathematica in default, so I can not run the installed version. Below is the error output ...
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Version 10 of Mathematica in Windows XP

I obtained the latest version 10 of Mathematica however, when I start the installation the process aborts and a pop up window explains that "The program requires Windows NT version 6.0 or later". As ...
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Install Function from “Wolfram Research Server” Offline

I recently used Mathematica's IntegerName function, but upon calling it for the first time, I was surprised to be greeted by a message reading: "Installing data ...
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What is included in Wolfram Extras?

I recently installed a new version of Mathematica and it includes an optional companion package entitled "Wolfram Extras". Is there any official documentation (release notes?) that details what ...
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Mathematica 10.4.0 hang on startup, killing WolframKernel fixes it

I just upgraded to Mathematica 10.4 (Site Home Use) on Ubuntu 15.10 (x86-64). After entering the activation key and clicking Activate, I got a message "Activation was successful", and then the window ...
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Is it possible to run Mathematica on an HPC cluster with Torque?

I'm installing Wolfram gridMathematica for use in a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster which uses TORQUE Resource Manager for scheduling. Mathematica seems to support PBS pro; has anyone had ...
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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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Installing WolframScript (12) on OSX (Catalina)

I did a clean install of Catalina (OSX 10.15) and Mathematica 12.0 installation was flawless. However I can't install WolframScript which I greatly need. During the installation, after typing my ...
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Wolfram Script Console Doesn't Close Automatically on Windows

I'm not exactly sure how Wolfram Scripts are supposed to work. So I wrote a simple one to configure MaTeX for me so that all I have to do is double click it on a system where I've installed ...
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How do I determine the Mathematica version without starting the Kernel?

For the Mathematica IntelliJ Plugin, I need to validate if a chosen directory is indeed a Mathematica installation and want to extract its version. The structure of the Mathematica installation is not ...
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How to make Mathematica use system GTK style under Linux?

Under Linux, Mathematica uses preinstalled QT themes, but I'm sure that it's possible to make it use system GTK style. How?
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Mathematica ExtraPackage

Where can I install the Wolfram ExtraPackages? Especially the "Notation`" package? I do not seem to have it by default (In the Utilities, I have only two documents, ...
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Reinstalling Mathematica home edition with new linux distro

I bought Mathematica home edition and installed it under Ubuntu. During an Ubuntu upgrade the power went out and wrecked the process. I installed Linux Mate Debian Edition and tried to reinstall ...
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Preserving customizations when upgrading to Mathematica 10.3

I currently have Mathematica 10.2. If I upgrade to the just released 10.3, will I lose the modifications I've done to keyeventranslations.tr? I'm not sure if Mathematica overwrites these files. What ...
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Install issue: Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install Mathematica 9 on a Ubuntu 13.10 system. I had this working on my previous 13.04 version but now it breaks on when trying to unpack the sh archive: ...
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How to uninstall Mathematica in Linux

I installed Mathematica 10 long ago on my GNU/Linux Debian. Now I want to install Mathematica 11.0.1. The directory that I installed Mathematica 10 is /home/programfiles/mathematica/10. That is to ...
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How to use version 8 default.nb style sheet in place of version 9 default.nb

I do not like the new default.nb style sheet in version 9, and would like to use the older one that was used in version 8 for any new notebook and for any notebook created since I started using V9. I ...
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How to force mathematica v.9 and 10 notebooks to open in their respective front end

I have version 9 and 10 installed on Windows 7. if I double click to open version 9 notebook, then it opens in version 10, how I can force a notebook to open in its respective front end. I have ...
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Is the free Mathematica Trial Version a full version? [closed]

There is a trial version of Mathematica in the Wolfram website, which can be downloaded for free with a license valid for 15 days. Is this version of Mathematica a "full version"? That is, during ...
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Suddenly mathematica is very slow when screen is calibrated on windows

I installed V 10.0.2 64-bit when it was released. Since then it worked, except for the bugs. I used it earlier today, no problems. However this evening, opening Mathematica lasted a very long time of "...
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Issue with the debug tools window [duplicate]

I have an issue with the debug tools window. It appears on its own periodically. I have turned it off in the Evaluation menu, and have gone to "Debugger Controls" and deselected "Show Debugger Tools ...
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Can I delete the M-WIN-L-12.1.0-* folder?

My hard drive is running out of space. Can I delete the M-WIN-L-12.1.0-* folder without impacting Mathematica in any way? It looks like it just setup files but is 4GB
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Cannot install Mathematica 12 on macOS Mojave. Front-End completely unresponsive

I have been communicating back-and-forth with Wolfram support for a few weeks trying to figure out why I cannot use Mathematica 12 on the new MacBook Pro running the latest version of macOS Mojave. I ...
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install mathematica 9 on linux encounter “Glibc_2.4” not found

I tried install mathematica 9 on linux. The whole process is fine. After the installation. I type "mathematica", and came up following lines: /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/9.0/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/...
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Qt plugins in Mathematica 12.1

I recently upgraded to version 12.1. When running from terminal, program crashes, with the following error: ...
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Install on linux without sudo?

I'm using a shared cluster (running Ubuntu 16.04) upon which I don't have sudo access. Is there anyway I can still install Mathematica to /usr/local/Wolfram? If I ...
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Bug list for Mathematica releases

Is there a list of confirmed bugs in various Mathematica releases and in which release these bugs were corrected? E.g. 10 - 10.3 were quite buggy (at least for my purpose), 10.4.1 corrected quite some ...
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Workbench Installation Issue on Windows 8.1

Has something changed between Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8.1 64 bit with respect to installing the Workbench to avoid the "An internal error occurred during: "FrontEnd Job::Open Notebook" issue? ...
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Mathematica 10 installs but won't start on Windows 7

I've installed Mathematica 10.4 on my laptop and it loads and runs without any trouble. On my desktop, however, it seems to install fine, but then when I first launch Mathematica.exe (or ...
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How to determine all possible functions/symbols that can be accessed from a Mathematica installation?

I made a list of all symbols and functions that can be accessed from Mathematica and any included package that comes with it after standard installation. I thought I managed to get a list of ...
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Will an Ubuntu distro in place upgrade disrupt my Mathematica installation?

I want to upgrade my Ubuntu based distribution to the latest distro but I am unsure of the effect on the licencing on my machine. Will upgrading my distribution require me to call Wolfram Support to ...
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Installing R for use with V11.3 on Windows 10

I can't install R on Windows 10. I tried some solutions that I found on the Internet, but they did not help. ...
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How to install xAct in windows 10 correctly?

I just found one powerful computational tool xAct. Unfortunately, I cannot get it installed correctly. The installation instruction provided by the website is too old, and in windows 10, there is no ...
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Mathematica not responding to clean start-up

I am currently running Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) and my copy of Mathematica suddenly started misbehaving. I am not sure what I did to invoke this. The splash screen when Mathematica is launched kept ...
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WolframScript on Manjaro Linux

I have been trying to install Mathematica with Wolfram script on Manjaro Linux for the past 2 days with little success. I can install Mathematica itself using the .sh file but when the setup asks me ...
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How can one remove the prefix /home/pi from Mathematica links to the web (e.g. documentation) on fresh raspberry pi 4 installation

With a fresh installation of Mathematica on a new raspberry pi 4, I find that the links to help and documentation and the Wolfram site are all erroneously prefaced by "/home/pi" which causes an error ...
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Reinstallng Mathematica 9

I have used Mathematica 9 for long time. Recently I have upgraded my operating system to Ubuntu 18.04 and tried to reinstall Mathematica 9. It did not give any error while installing. However when i ...
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Mathematica 8 won't start - Error Code 499

I am pretty dumbfolded on this one and there seem to be virtually no clues around the net. The only thing vaguely related is a fairly similar (unsuccessful) question on reddit: https://m.reddit.com/r/...
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Windows error after Installation Mathematica 12.1

I have not been able to resolve the same issue as cited in this question. I receive this error: I have uninstalled. Installed previous version: which has no error. Uninstalled and reinstalled. I ...
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Parallel installation of two versions of Mathematica on Linux

What is the proper way to install e.g. Mathematica 12 alongside existing Mathematica 11.3? This link talks about installing ...