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What's the difference between "Mathematica Home Edition" and "Mathematica Personal Use"?

I purchased a Home Edition of Mathematica, which I understand is only available for personal use. But when I try to download it, I get two different options for the "Home Edition" and "...
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The Wolfram Engine could not be activated because of a licensing error

I was trying to install Wolfram Engine on my Chromebook using the builtin developer mode, which runs Debian on a virtual machine. The problem is that I am unable to activate it. Whenever I try to ...
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How to automatically read the mathpass license file in a selected time interval [closed]

I use Mathematica both at home and at work. For this, I have a Home User License, and I adapted the mathpass file, by adding my work's license server on a line before my home license in that file. So ...
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How to Compile an Open-Source Java Project which depends on the Wolfram Engine for Developers?

Background: I have a license-related compile-cycle question. I developed a rather large Java project that partially uses the Wolfram Engine (for Developers) to perform certain computations. The ...
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How to check the process limit on the license of mathematica?

My current calculation need to launch multiple mma kernels in our institute's cluster. However, if I launch too much tasks, there will be an error massage as following "The $-process limit on the ...
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Wolfram script does not work due to memory shortage and/or "license error" (FacialFeatures function)

I am trying to run a wolfram script on my windows cmd prompt. The script (available here) uses the function Facial Features of Mathematica. It is important to highlight that I need to process this ...
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Getting the latest supported version of mathematica by the network licensing server

Is there a way to find out what is the latest Mathematica version that the network licensing server supports (other than talking to people)? I often run into issues that our University lags with newer ...
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Home user perpetual licence [closed]

I upgraded to 12.2 about 6 weeks ago. Since I'm a very casual user I just want the license, no support. I've gotten used, over the years, to avoiding all of the options that get offered. It seems as ...
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Check if the license is available otherwise quit

Suppose I launch many parallel Mathematica scripts with a command like #!/bin/bash math -run '<<MyScript.m someparameters' My license has a limited number of ...
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WolframScript fails to activate

When I try to run wolframscript for the first time, here is what happens ...
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Wolfram Engine for Developers activation/licensing issues

After getting my account I successfully installed the Windows version on Windows 10 and the linux version on Kubuntu 20.04 on a multiboot laptop. However when I tried to install the linux version on ...
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Prefer personal license over network license

I have activated Mathematica with a personal license and a network license. The idea for this is that I want to be able to use as many kernels as possible from my machine if I need them. My goal is ...
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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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What is the difference between the Mathematica Licences/Subscriptions

On the Mathematica Store, there are plenty of different licences: Can somebody maybe tell me: What is the difference for between the three Mathematica | Desktop licences? In the comparison by ...
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Can I distribute Wolfram.NETLink.dll with an open-source project?

I am developing an open-source suite of Windows Workflow Foundation activities for the Wolfram Language to use with UiPath, a Windows automation platform. I built it using the Wolfram.NETLink library. ...
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The Wolfram Kernel must be activated for WolframScript to use it

I'm using the free Wolfram Engine for developers, but somehow I cannot activate it. ...
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Licensing limitations for things produced using Mathematica? [closed]

Mathematica is a proprietary software produced by Wolfram Research. Does its status as a proprietary software affect how I can distribute, commercialize, or license the things I have produced using ...
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Is anything missing from Wolfram Development Platform?

I wanted a license for Mathematica that allows commercial use (as a single user). After doing an awful lot of reading at the Wolfram website, I decided to purchase the Developer license for Wolfram ...
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Number of processes in text (batch) mode

I have tex mode access to server with Mathematica the math sesion parameters are: ...
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How does one configure a failover license server in Mathematica?

Suppose that I have two different license servers, and I would like Mathematica to attempt to authenticate with server A (say, at lm01.institution.edu) first, and if that one doesn't have any licenses ...
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What is the difference between controlling and computational kernels?

I have just dowloaded Mma 11.3 with a trial licence. In the download page you can see: That I can use 2 controlling kernels and 4 computing kernels. What is the difference between controlling and ...
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How to activate Mathematica through remote license server from command line?

I am trying to activate Mathematica from the command line (I am logged remotely) by connecting to a remote network license server, but no success so far. I run the command ...
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Would one be able to transfer a home edition to a replacement machine/laptop?

I presently have Version 10.0.1.0 installed on my home MacBookAir, and am considering updating. The laptop is more than four years old, and I am a little concerned that I may, at some point, need a ...
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Convert CDF Player Pro back into CDF Player

I have CDF Player Pro in my computer but for testing Enterprise Mathematica signed CDF files I would like to convert my CDF Player Pro back to CDF Player. I assume that mathpass and playerpass files ...
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Question on Global System variables

What are the maximum values for $MaxLicenseProcesses and $MaxLicenseSubprocesses? Can they be infinite or are there specific ...
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Is there a mechanism to know whether the user is actually using Mathematica or has just left it running idle?

The monitorLM below shows the user logged in as sagar has been running the Mathematica for 13days. I don't understand whether Mathematica is actually in use by this ...
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Which processor and graphics card to use for my Mathematica license

Does my Mathematica license support processors with 8 cores? I have to choose between one of the following processors: Intel® Xeon® E5-1630 v4 Prozessor (4 cores, 3,7 GHz, 4,0 GHz Turbo) Intel® ...
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What is the source of Mathematica's maps? How do I cite them?

I used GeoListPlot to generate a beautiful map and included it in a paper I submitted to a journal. I cited the link http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/ in my paper ...
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How to change registered name, organization and activation key?

I have uninstalled mathematica and installed the version provided by my university. However, when I open the software I cannot get rid of the old parameters (license, organization and registered name)....
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Mathematica for professional use [closed]

I would like to buy Mathematica for professional use (and I guess I am the only one who would be using that as of now). I deal mainly with math, physics, imaging and optics calculations. I have been ...
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What happens to my student version when I drop out of university?

I will soon drop out of university. However, I will try to keep me busy with some research topics. For that I'll need a mathematica licence running on a single machine. I can currently buy a ...
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Can't reactivate Mathematica after reinstalling my system from scratch [closed]

Earlier today I screwed up something, and was forced to reinstall my system (Arch Linux) from scratch. Everything went smoothly, except for one thing: I can't reactivate my Mathematica license. I was ...
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How many cores can I use with my license?

From what I have been told, Mathematica licenses come with a limited number of cores it can run on in parallel. I have 24 cores on my machine and when I do ...
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Constraints on implementing the Wolfram language? [closed]

A long time ago (1991) Wolfram got upset when someone tried to implement Mathematica. Now there is the Wolfram Language. Are there any constraints (for example, legal constraints) on implementing ...
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Reinstalling Mathematica pro on the SAME computer [closed]

I am currently wiping my ENTIRE hardrive and reinstalling Windows on my (currently very slow) laptop. However, I don't want to lose my expensive version of Mathematica, and it looks like Wolfram is ...
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License issue when USB-LAN stick is connected. [closed]

I have mathematica installed on my laptop which only have a wifi card. When I connect a USB-LAN adapter, even if it is not connected to the LAN socket, mathematica complains that the license is ...
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What does $LicenseType return on various Wolfram Language desktop evaluation platforms

Referring to my question about discriminating between various variants of Mathematica, Wolfram Player etc. I was wondering what the values of $LicenseType and ...
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Can one license be used on a dual-boot machine? [duplicate]

I am considering buying a new machine with two hard disks, and my plan is to have it dual boot, with Windows 10 in one disk, and Ubuntu in the other. If I buy a single license for Mathematica, can I ...
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How can I know if license of new version is added to the server

When a new Mathematica version is released (e.g 10.1,10.2,...) the server in my organization does not immediately update the license to the new version. Previously, I had to contact the admin from ...
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Unexpired Activation Key for 10.3.1 suddenly stops working [closed]

Today my unexpired Activation Key for Mathematica 10.3.1 suddenly stopped working When I opened Mathematica, I got a "Wolfram Product Activation" pop-up asking for the key. When I typed it in, I was ...
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How to deal with MathLinkException in webMathematica

I'm using webMathematica, my license supports a maximum of two kernels running at the same time. Sometime an error occurs, I've seen three at least (from webMathematica.log): ...
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License not released after kernel is stopped for KernelTimeLimit reached? [closed]

Using webMathematica, doing massive tests of our functions (each call can take from 0 to 15 seconds). After a while we started getting lots of 403 Forbidden errors. webMathematica.log: ...
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Can't run Mathematica on Raspberry Pi under php

Since Mathematica is contained in Raspberry Pi 2, I can do the following in the terminal: echo "2+2" | /usr/local/bin/math -batchinput -batchoutput It outputs <...
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How do you handle upgrade frequency now that minor releases come so quickly?

Does anyone understand the Mathematica upgrade treadmill these days? With the minor releases (10.2, 10.3) coming out fairly ...
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Cost of upgrading Mathematica student version to professional version? [closed]

The Wolfram site mentions that the student version of Mathematica can be upgraded to a professional version at a significant discount. However, they do not mention any prices on the web page and ...
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Why did Wolfram Research change their release policy? [closed]

As a long term user of Mathematica I cannot fail to notice that Wolfram Research seems to have changed their release policy considerably: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematica#Version_history ...
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What is Duration in MonitorLM output?

What is duration specified in MonitorLM output? Is it start hour and minutes or is it total number of hours and minutes used?
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Mathematica on Raspberry Pi

Can I develop BSD/MIT open-source library for Mathematica using free non-commercial version on Raspberry Pi? To state it differently: does the non-commercial limitation of Mathematica on RPi limit ...
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"Home Edition" license for Mathematica: country and upgrades [closed]

I'm interested in buying a "Home Edition" license for Mathematica, but there's the following information which I'd like to know beforehand and which I cannot find online: As I'm about to buy it, the ...
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What kind of Mathematica license do i need to create cdf documents for my students and put them on my (academic) page at the university?

I'm an enthusiastic university teacher willing to exploit Mathematica for teaching purposes. I would like to know what kind of Mathematica license would let me: create notebooks and cdf documents to ...
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