Questions tagged [mac-os-x]

Questions specific to usage of Mathematica on the macOS (formerly OS X) operating system.

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Removing unwanted appearance of underlying mesh

Let us first define two positive definite matrices: M1 = {{2, -6}, {4, 8}}; M2 = {{2, 3}, {4, 8}}; then set two points ...
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PDF export on macOS Mojave produces bold fonts

I have updated my OS to macOS 10.14 Mojave. I found whenever I export a plot into a PDF file, the font of the label and ticks are automatically replaced into a bold font. I use Mathematica 11.3. Any ...
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After editing a file Mathematica 10 interprets […]^2 as […(])^2

Bug introduced in 10.0 and persisting through 10.2 or later This is a very weird bug and I don't really know how to reproduce it, so I'll just copy-paste the whole code ...
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How can I improve Mathematica's resolution on a macbook retina display?

Mathematica 9.0 looks a bit fuzzy on the retina screen, how can I increase the resolution? Here another screenshot showing a direct comparison between the browser and Mathematica
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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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Using transparency in ContourPlot makes mesh visible [duplicate]

I am trying to use a ColorFunction with Opacity in ContourPlot. Here's my code: ...
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Cannot find BaseDirectory or UserBaseDirectory in Mac OS El Capitan

I am new to Mac OS, so this might be a silly question, but.... I just searched for $BaseDirectory and $UserBaseDirectory in my ...
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InstallR on OS X with external R installation

How do I InstallR on OS X to use my already installed and configured R? Simply using ...
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Launch a specific notebook automatically when Mathematica starts

I run Mathematica on an iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I have set the OS's "Launch Items" to include Mathematica so that the application opens when the computer boots. Now I want to go further and ...
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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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Importing HDF5 with compound data

I am looking to Import HDF5 data with compound data. It appears, at least from what I read, that Mathematica 8.0.4 (and previous versions) does not support reading ...
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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 to Speak in a foreign language?

A previous question changed the pronunciation by changing the spelling of words or by externally changing the default system voice. This is useful for speaking in foreign languages too, but I don't ...
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Any way to prevent Mac firewall from asking to allow connections all the time?

Whenever I start Mathematica 8 on my Mac the built-in Mac OS firewall asks if I want to allow JLink to accept incoming connections. Then, during running, I'll get the same question about Mathematica....
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Mathematica script - Using front end

I'm running Mathematica on OS X and I want to create an Automator action that converts spreadsheet files. I have written this script: ...
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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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How do I “start a reference system”?

When I attempt to insert a citation or specify a database to use as a bibliography, I get a message that I need to "start" the "reference system" "manually": I have no idea what a references system ...
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Front end crash on Export in 10.2 on OS X

Bug introduced in 10.2.0 and fixed in 10.3.0 Appears to be specific to OS X Mathematica 10.2 is reliably crashing for me when trying to export a pdf that has text with ligatures. For example: <...
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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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How to create an executable notebook in Mac OS X

All, I am looking for help to create a notebook to be executed via terminal in MAC OSX. The notebook uses the front end. This is what I have so far ...
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Under OS X, is there a way to view graphics output when running in the command line?

Being a long time unix shell person, I prefer Mathematica's command line interface, over the notebook. (command history, etc...) It just learned that on OS X, the cli is available as MathKernel. ...
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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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Color ramp banding in PDFKit when exporting Raster image Inset to PDF

Here I produce a Raster image with large uniformly colored rectangles and put it in an Inset: ...
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Add blank line before end of file with export

I have a list of points (e.g. {1.2,0.4}) which I export to a file using ...
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Front End Find feature broken in Version 10 with OSX Mavericks?

I installed Mathematica 10 and on my Macbook-Pro with OSX Mavricks. I was most frustrated to find that the front-end Find feature doesn't work. Do others have this problem? Is it possible something ...
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Mathematica performance on Mac

I recently got a trial version of both Mathematica 9 and MATLAB 13a for Windows. I was stunned by the performance difference in the Windows and the Mac version. It was a simple test in matrix ...
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MathLink linking error after OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) upgrade

After macosx 10.9 mavericks upgrade i have a compilation problem, you can see below. Even the examples given in /Applications/Mathematica.app/SystemFiles/Links/MathLink/DeveloperKit/MacOSX-x86-64/...
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How to use MacPorts' gcc with CreateLibrary?

Short version: What's the simplest way to use MacPorts' gcc with CreateLibrary? Long version: CreateLibrary uses ...
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Problem with SerialIO package and Lego NXT

I'm following a guide from The Mathematica Journal that describes how to use Mathematica with the Lego Mindstorms NXT but have some trouble getting started and got stuck with the SerialIO package. 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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Can one affect the appearance of components of a control?

I'd like to control the appearance of the components of a TabView[] control. Such a control appears constructed of Buttons, <...
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Why does Mathematica use a different $PATH than terminal?

I am trying to run bash commands from within Mathematica. Funnily enough, Mathematica seems to use a different $PATH environment than the system environment. If I try ...
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CUDALink not working on Mac OS X

On my MacBook Pro, I have a CUDA enabled video card, yet Mathematica does not seem to recognize this. For example, following the CUDALink Setup, I get ...
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Why does Mathematica stop when run in the background in command line mode?

If I try to start a Mathematica script in the background from the command line, like this: math -script someFile.m & then the process gets automatically ...
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Consistent crash printing from Mathematica 10.2.0 and 10.1.0 in OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Printing from either 10.2.0 or 10.1.0, or any other print related function (Print Preview, Save as PDF) crash my Mathematica instantly. I've tried all the usual stuff like reinstalling, deleting user ...
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Precision of rendered Rectangles in stiff-scale graphics

The attchd graphics called chromograms represent a set of discrete-state, continuous-time - ie, discrete-event signals, generated with Mathematica 9 on OSX with a Cinema display. • Top 2 rows are ...
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MathLink compile errors

Don't you just love it when your computer is working fine, you work with some good examples, everything is wonderful and your relationship with your computer is the best? I do. But what happens when ...
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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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Background color does not display in InputField unless Appearance option is also specified

I get the same behavior for v10.1.0, v.10.0.2 and v.9 with OS X (10.9.5) : No background color is displayed in InputField if I just set properly the option. For ...
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Possible bug with ticks with superscripts, Labeled and Export to PDF

Here is the minimal working example that gives me problems with Mathematica 10.4 on OSX ...
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Making a Button smaller in width

I can't seem to figure out how to make the width of a Button smaller. I tried change the first 26 below to a number like 10. But it doesn't seem to effect the ...
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Why do PopupMenus render inconsistently on Macs?

This has been bugging me for years but because it doesn't effect performance I've never got around to asking. The problem below occurs for me in V8, 9, 10 with OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10. I've tested ...
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Can't run 2 CDF documents at a time on a Windows computer

I've rolled out a few CDF's to end users. See earlier posts: suppress message and which player platform. Now, an end user reports that they can't open more than one CDF document at a time. The ...
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Does mathematica 9 on mac depend on these dynamic libraries?

The Mac package installing program "brew" suggests I remove some of these dynamic libraries, but I am worried that mathematica 9 might depend on them. As far as mathematica 9 is concerned, is it OK to ...
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Borked Find Window in OS X

I've been having this happen to me on a daily basis with the Find & Replace window on OS X: No text can be typed into the red regions, so all find & replace functionality is gone when this ...
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Citation and Bibliography mac with Mathematica 9

Insert bibliographical note doesn't appear on the insert menu for Mac. However if I right click the mouse this option does appear: i tried to use a standard bibtex file with it, but it doesn't seem ...
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Compatibility of Mathematica Notebooks written on Mac with Windows

I wrote a notebook on Mac OS 10.7.4 and run it on Windows XP at work. On my Mac I use a full version of Mathematia 8.0.1.0, whereas on the Windows-system only a trial version (Version 8.0.4.0.). ...
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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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Catalina is not compatible with WolframScript 12 [duplicate]

Today, I was trying to install the Mathematica 12 on my MacBook Pro with the latest system Mac OS Catalina v 10.15.1. The installation somehow failed because there appears to be some incompatibility ...
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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 ...