Questions tagged [installation]

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

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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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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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Installing RLink on Linux

I'm trying to install RLink here. Needs["RLink`"] InstallR[] After downloading it throws an error: ...
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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 Mathematica 9 peacefully coexist with Mathematica 8 on Windows?

I am running Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 3). I am a graduate student, and my institution has a license for Mathematica for Students. Back when Mathematica 8 was released, I was worried ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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What to do with Extras.pkg when installing multiple versions of Mathematica?

When installing Mathematica, there is a Extras.pkg part that one can install. What does it contain? When installing multiple versions of Mathematica, do I need to ...
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Wrong number of CUDA cores shown (GTX1070)

I installed the CUDA toolkit by directly obeying to the WRI instructions and use MMA 11.1.1.0 as well as the paclet version 10.5.0. While CUDA's deviceQuery sample ...