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Questions specific to usage of Mathematica on the Mac OS X operating system.

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PDF Export in 11.3

I have some Mathematica notebooks that have text, code, plots, and hyperlinks in some text cells. The notebooks use a custom stylesheet that I've used for a number of years. Up until version 11.3 ...
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“NewRow” shortcut on OS X Mathematica 11 not working

The shortcut to add a row to a matrix ("ctrl"+"Return") on my OS X version 11.1.1.0, isn't working. Instead of inserting a new row it just inserts a new line into the cell. Has anyone else experienced ...
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Creating install files from older versions of Mathematica for MacOS

I bought a new Mac and would like to install previous versions of Mathematica on it. Unfortunately, I lost my USB containing all the .dmg files of previous ...
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MathKernel process above 99% even for trivial calculations and Mathematica is very slow

I am running Mathematica 9.0.1.0 on a MacBook with OS X El Capitan, version 10.11.6. I used to have no problems using Mathematica. Then recently, it started to be extremely slow. Even for the ...
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RLink no longer works with R 3.5 on macOS

How can I use RLink with R 3.5 (the latest version) on macOS? I believe that Mathematica has huge potential as a glue language, and that links to other systems, like RLink, are not only very useful, ...
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Are more cores at lower GHz always faster for parallel processing?

Web searches have not yielded a definitive answer to this question: I am doing Monte Carlo simulations in Mathematica using ParallelTable, etc. to speed up the computation. I have an Enterprise ...
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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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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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Mathematica 11.0.0.0 crashing on startup on MacOS 10.13.4

Mathematica 11.0.0 consistently crashes on startup on my MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.13.4 High Sierra. I have upgraded the MacOS at least a couple of times since my last use of Mathematica. Must I ...
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Mathematica not optimized for macOS?

On launching Mathematica (11.3.0.0) on macOS 10.13.4 I get a warning that it is "not optimized" for High Sierra. Is this a known issue being addressed?
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How to read a file when it's pathname contains a Macintosh alias?

On a Macintosh: assume a file "F1" is in a directory "D1" in the current NotebookDirectory, and a file "F2" is in a directory "D2" somewhere else, and an alias "A2" to D2 is in the current ...
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Missing _MLDisownDoubleArray from libMLi4.a building MathLink with MEX

I'm trying to build MathLink on a Mac using Mex, according to the instructions included in the MathLink download. Unfortunately, when I compile ...
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Mathematica notebook directing link to an empty page

In a notebook that I'm created with a Hyperlink, Mathematica directs me to my google home page upon clicking of that link. Is this a bug or a user problem? Any help is appreciated Edit: In Wolfram ...
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How can I use Ctrl-n and Ctrl-p to interact with the completion menu on macOS?

I would like to use CTRL-N and CTRL-P to select the next or previous entry in the context-sensitive autocompletion menu of ...
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Mathematica generating a black screen

I often experience this issue: when I am running Mathematica and open a different application (such as Skype) or I try to save a plot from my notebook, Mathematica generates a new black screen (see ...
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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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Running Mathematica 10.3 on OS X 10.13.0 or 10.13.1, High Sierra?

Has anyone had success running Mathematica 10.3 on OS X 10.13.0 / 10.13.1 / High Sierra? If anyone has used (or is currently using) this combination did it appear to work successively? Were there ...
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Receive macOS notification when evaluation finishes

Is Mathematica able to communicate with macOS's native Notification Center in order to notify me if an evaluation finishes in any of my open notebooks? I'm looking for a solution similar to this one ...
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Can someone confirm Mathematica crash on Mac with external screen?

I ran into a reproducible problem with my Mathematica, I was wondering if it's something that is true for other users, and not just in on my machine. Setup: MacBook with one external monitor in ...
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Where does Mathematica get the value of Environment[“PATH”] on newer version of OS X?

Under macOS Sierra, at least, where does Mathematica (currently 11.2) get the value of Environment["PATH"]? A comment to the accepted answer at Why does ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work on macOS High Sierra (v10.13)?

In Mathematica, I see the following information $Version 11.1.0 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (March 16, 2017) However, in the macOS System Information app seems ...
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CUDALink and eGPU for Mac?

I have: MacBook Pro mid 2014 13" (i.e. just an onboard Intel graphics card) NVIDIA GeForce Titan X Akitio Node Thunderbolt 2 Cable Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 Adaptor I have installed the NVIDIA ...
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ContourPlot with BarLegend: vector format export problem

I have a couture plot which I want to export in vector format (e.g.PDF) and use in my latex. The example code from here: ...
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Problem calling Python scripts from Mathematica

so I'm running into a strange problem using Import[] to import the output of a python 3.6 script. I have a script my_script.py ...
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How to open multiple instances of Mathematica in Mac? [duplicate]

In Mac, when I click on the Mathematica icon on the docker, or open Mathematica through Spotlight or the Launcher, I get to the same window that I had already opened. I need to start a new ...
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Mma 11.1.1 does not recognize GPU

The newest version of Mma 11.1.1 advertises "Re-enabled GPU support for neural networks for Mac." But when I install on an Apple MacBook Pro with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M GPU, and I do: ...
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Mathematica crashes during auto-complete on Mac OS X

Mathematica crashes when I type in a few characters. This has been addressed and solved before on the forum. The answer is that a very large file has been created, and once you delete it, the problem ...
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J/Link stealing focus from the Front End on OS X. Workaround?

Link to Wolfram Community version Calling getDefaultToolkit() through J/Link causes the Front End to lose focus. This is specific to OS X. Here is a minimal ...
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Drag-and-drop image out of notebook

Drag-and-dropping images into notebooks works like a charm. But oftentimes I already have an image in a notebook and I want to use somewhere outside Mathematica. So we do this: right-clicking and ...
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Frames missing when exporting plot to PDF in 11.1.0

I get the following result when exporting this plot: g = Plot[x, {x, 0, 1}, Frame -> True] ...
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TargetDevice->“GPU” doesn't work in version 11.1 on mac

It seems that TargetDevice->"GPU" doesn't work for me in Mathematica version 11.1. I get an error message: ...
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“Mathematica running” not shown in Mathematica Icon in 11.1

I wonder whether this is a singular problem to my environment or not: In Mathematica 11.0.x the icon of Mathematica showed a circle around the Mathematica symbol when Mathematica was running, so one ...
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Plot3D Color Bug with Large Inputs

Bug introduced in 11.0 and persisting through 11.1 Running the code: ...
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RLink error with dynamic libraries on Mac 10.12 with Mathematica v11

Background Yes, there have been a lot of questions on RLink (quite a few on just how to get it working or installing packages). However none directly address ...
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Export in wolframscript moves focus to Mathematica app

I'm running Mathematica 11 from command line on OS X El Capitan. As far as I know, I can only pass command line arguments using the wolframscript command. Here's my ...
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3D Graphics causing artifacting and crashes

An atomic orbital demonstration (found here) using DensityPlot3D in Mathematica 11 on MacOS has been causing serious graphical artifacting and crashes. ...
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Does Mathematica work on 2016 MacBook Pros?

I ordered a new MacBook Pro with the touch bar, but before I retire my current laptop I'd like to know if v11.0.1 is stable on it. Has anyone got it working? If so, what is the user experience like ...
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DensityPlot3D crashes GPU on Version 11(Mac Version)

First of all, I am using "11.0.1 for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) (September 21, 2016)" on Macbook Pro 2014 with non-switchable graphics. I ran into this issue today when ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work on MacOS Sierra?

I'm not sure if I should upgrade, so I wanted to see if anyone has used v11 sucessfully on the newest OSX? This is the discussion about the same topic on Wolfram Community.
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How can I get emacs key bindings to repeat when held down in Mathematica?

I like using emacs key bindings to navigate (c-f, c-b, etc.). But unlike every other application I use on my Mac, those commands don't repeat when I hold them down. So I have to press 'f' each time I ...
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Shift+Enter does not work on Mac computer? [closed]

When I click in the green box and press Shift + Enter nothing happens. I am using a macbook with OS X El Captain. Is there other keys I can press?
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System Modeler 4 on Mac X El Capitan does not work

I have installed the Mac version of System Modeler 4 in a MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan . Also the Coder has been installed version 7 . But the System modeler can not find the C ++ compiler not is ...
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CapForm bugged in V11?

Bug introduced in 10.4 and fixed in 11.1 This problem is specific to OS X It appears on my system (OSX 10.10.5) that CapForm isn't behaving itself in V11. ...
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Image processing issue in Mathematica 11 on Mac

c = CurrentImage[] returns an image. Now I try: FindFaces[c] it gives: FindFaces::imginv: Expecting an image or graphics ...
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How to place window on second screen?

I am trying to open a window on a second screen (a thunderbolt display attached to a macbook pro) that is the full size of the second screen. Here is the command I use: ...
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Mathematica 10 enables discrete GPU

When the kernel is running, the discrete GPU is enabled automatically and battery life plummets, even though my code uses no CUDA or OpenCL functions. Is it possible to prevent that from happening? ...
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How do I add the nth element for every line in a text file?

Suppose I have a text file, in this format: ...
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EventLocator in NDSolve seemingly hogs memory in Windows, but not Mac

I have written a function (ftest in my code) which does the following: Takes a vector {x,vx,vy} as input Numerically solves (with high precision) a specific system ...
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How can I get osx split screen to work

OSX on Mac now allows two apps to split the screen. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204948 Doesn't seem to work in Mathematica, even though the full-screen button displays an icon suggesting that it ...