Questions tagged [linux]

Tag used to mark questions that specifically target Linux related aspects of Mathematica usage. This includes, but is not restricted to, its file system, installation issues, fonts, and running external programs.

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Running Mathematica on a Remote Machine (using frontend and ssh)

I've been trying to run my Mathematica code on a remote machine. I'm using Windows and the remote machine is a Linux machine. I write a notebook on my local machine, convert it to a .m file, and use ...
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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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Directory in Downloads from Mathematica Install [closed]

I installed Mathematica on Linux (PopOs) and it runs perfectly, I was going through my harddrive and found a folder within Downloads, which is called Downloads/.19882 it is 4.5 Gb. Within it there's ...
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How can I install the WolframScripts without root or `sudo`?

I have tried to install Mathematica 12.1.1 on my Linux system. But the WolframScripts installing asked me that I should install it by root or sudo. I cannot get the ...
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Increase the display quality 3D plot tick marks and labels

I can get crisp, anti-aliased 2D plots but not 3D. Anti-aliasing is set to 1 in Graphics options. In the Documentation center, 3D plots look good when I open it, especially the ticks and tick labels ...
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Kernel starts up very slowly on Linux

V 12.1.1, starting a kernel, e.g. by entering wolframscript in the shell, takes an unexpectedly long time (~5 min, the time elapsed between pressing Enter and the ...
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Opacity in Mathematica 12.1 not working properly

In Mathematica 12.1 if I try use Opacity less than 1, it does not work. ...
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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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Is it possible to generate and export plots in a high-performance cluster environment?

I have access to a cluster that uses SLURM. I am not very knowledgeable about using clusters, so figuring out how to submit Mathematica jobs was a challenge but eventually something was worked out. ...
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Font quality under 12.1 on Linux

I have an issue with MMA 12.1 under Linux, specifically, xubuntu 18.04.4, and even more specifically, font rendering. A semi-random plot, in this case, ...
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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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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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Prevent 10.2 from creating “Wolfram Mathematica” directory on Linux

Since upgrading to version 10.2.0.0, every time I start the Mathematica front-end it creates a "Wolfram Mathematica" directory under my home directory. (It never seems to put anything in it.) Anybody ...
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How to copy Mathematica settings from Linux to Windows

I have installed Mathematica both in Windows and in Linux. Can I copy the \$UserBaseDirectory folder in Linux (usually ~/.Mathematica) to the \$UserBaseDirectory in ...
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100% CPU usage at idle, on Local machine when using a Remote kernel

I'm using a remote kernel for evaluations. But after I run a few cells, which include Importing some data, some equation solving and plotting (all of which uses the remote CPU), the Mathematica ...
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Why does this memoized function cause the kernel to quit? [closed]

The following memoized recursive function causes the kernel to beep and quit. ...
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Make Mathematica look like a terminal

I know similar things have been asked before but the responses there do not seem to work for me so I wanna give this another try. I like editing code in vim in a terminal. I set the screen transparent ...
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Kernel shutting down with no error message in Linux while it does not happen in Windows

When I run the code to solve ordinary differential equations using NDSolve, the code is stopped with no error message in Linux while it does not happen in Window. Specifically, the code solves the ...
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Inconsistent LaunchKernels[8] versus LaunchKernels[] on Linux?

Context I am interested in doing parallel computation on a linux machine. Odd behaviour When I chose explicitly the number of kernels ...
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Start New Notebook with Wolfram Snippet from Linux Console

Is there a way to evaluate a snippet of Wolfram code from the Linux console (via wolframdesktop, etc) in such a way that the snippet launches a front end (with ...
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Launching a new wolframdesktop notebook from console (Linux)

Launching wolframdesktop from console launches a new splash screen/Wolfram "helper" menu. Is there a single console command one can use to launch a new instance of ...
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Mathematica 8 won't launch on Fedora [closed]

I installed Mathematica on Fedora 31. Installation went fine. No errors. When I start Mathematica from temrinal, I see the banner, GUI opens up, and I see an error in the terminal : There was an ...
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Processor Detection Problem with Mathematica in Linux command-line

Here is the problem, there are two ways to launch Mathematica in Linux: Double click a notebook file in Desktop (GUI mode). It gives: $ProcessorCount (* 4 *) ...
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How does I install the Wolfram Engine on Windows Subsystem for Linux? [closed]

I just downloaded wolframscript on Windows. I got WolframEngine_12.0.0_LINUX.sh. I tried executing it but it showed me . I use 'ls‘ but it also showed me I'm sure that the file is in the folder, but ...
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How to change the terminal size programmatically that is opened by `RunProcess`?

Why isn't the following linux command working from the RunProcess interface? I want to change the terminal size programmatically and then display the information: <...
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Launch Kernels on Windows 10 from Raspberry Pi (linux) over SSH

I am trying to launch remote kernels on a Windows 10 PC (remote) from a Raspberry Pi 4 (Master or local). Both machines have V12 installed. On the Windows machine, I have installed OpenSSH per ...
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Custom (emacs) key bindings for open/save in Mathematica 11

Is it possible to change the key bindings for Open and Save? This used to be possible in MenuSetup.tr, along the lines of this post. In Mathematica 9, there were explicit "Open" and "Save" (and "...
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How to change the front-end's widget style on Linux?

In previous versions there used to be an option called XDefaultApplicationStyle in the Inspector. This option in no longer present in Mathematica 12. How can one change the widget style from (I think) ...
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Defining conditional Notation rules

I am trying to define a notation rule so that for selected symbols subsripts will be equivalent to function parameters. My understanding of the docs suggests the following ...
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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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CUDA on Manjaro Linux (Arch)

I have been struggling getting CUDA to work on Mathematica 11.3 and Manjaro Linux (kernel 4.19.16-1-MANJARO). Trying some commands I get the following: ...
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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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Shift+home / shift+end not working on linux

Like I said in the title: shift+home (and shift+end) key combinations don't result in selecting line from current cursor position to beginning (or end) of the line. Cursor just jumps to the beginning (...
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Convert .nb to .m with a single script or command line in linux [duplicate]

I have some scripts in ".nb" format and I am more used to launch them in Linux command line in Linux but I need them in ".m" format. Usually I open the ".nb" script with the Mathematica Notebook and ...
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Install Mathematica 11.0.1 on 64-bit Linux Ubuntu 18.04, an experience [closed]

Five times I tried to install Mathematica 11.0.1 on 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04 finally successful. Launching installation from the "Download" folder and three other locations aborted with "$failed". Only ...
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Mathematica 11.3 on Ubuntu & XFCE crashes

I have recently upgraded from version 10 to 11.3 on my group's server (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS). Up until now, we have all used VNC(Xfce) connections to use the various programs on the server. With the new ...
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Suppressing non-deterministic behavior in Image

The following issue is experienced in Mathematica 11.3 on Linux (debian 9) but I am pretty sure it was already present in version 10 on Linux. The expression ...
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Plot3D axes not showing

When I run: Plot3D[Sin[x + y^2], {x, -3, 3}, {y, -2, 2}] I get no axes showing on my plot, i.e. However when saving the plot as a PDF the axes are shown. Does ...
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Slow front end Mathematica 11.0.1 on linux

Is anyone also experiencing rather slow front end behaviour in Mathematica 11.0.1 on Linux (Deb 8.7 + kde)? I am experiencing quite slower saving times of notebooks themselves and slower response ...
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Mathematica 10 on Ubuntu: Extremely slow input and random key inputs

I have some problems with my mathematica 10 on Ubuntu 12.04. First, the keyboard input is extremely slow. I press a key, and then the input comes with a delay. This makes typing very cumbersome. ...
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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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Switch actions of Shift+Enter and Enter in notebook interface?

How can I switch the functionality of the Enter and Shift+Enter key combinations in Windows? I find Matlab's interface more intuitive sometimes. By default in Mathematica's front-end, the Shift+Enter ...
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Changing system shell

What I'd like to do is to have a Mathematica script use some user-defined bash functions before scheduling some calculations on the results generated by by these functions. Since I have them written ...
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How to customize the appearance of the taskbar window?

When a Running notebook in v10.4 is minimalized, on the taskbar it reads Running... Untitled-1.... For v11.3 it reads ...
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Running latex via `RunProcess` or `ExternalEvaluate` fails in Ubuntu 18.04 due to `ZLIB_ 1.2.9' not found

I want to compile some latex documents programmatically. But one error is spoiling my whole pipeline that works in Windows. How to reproduce: Install texlive on ...
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To how many operating systems has Mathematica been ported? [closed]

Does Wolfram Mathematica only work with the Windows operating system?
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Manipulate (Linux version of Mathematica)

I'm runnning Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 11.10. After installing CDF player I still have problem (most of time) with Manipulate. Only way I'm able to change value of a ...
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How to terminate a background (nohup) Mathematica parallel process in terminal?

I'm running a Mathematica code on a remote computer in parallel, by using nohupcommand. It seems that there is a problem in the code and I need to stop it. Since it ...
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On comparable hardware, is Mathematica known to perform better in one operating system over the others?

Have any benchmarks been published by Wolfram Research to compare the performance of Mathematica in the major operating systems (Windows 10, Linux, MacOS)? If not, has anyone here performed such ...
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MathLink Graphical Output (Plots) to File

In a custom Mathematica frontend based on MathLink I try to make use of plots produced in Notebooks. The idea is to write them to files whenever they get produced. According to C-code snippets I ...