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Updated answer with Dockerfile After the release of wolfram engine I thought it is a good time to revisit this old answer and refine it a bit. First install docker on your machine. Follow docker setup from old answer. Dockerfile Create a file named Dockerfile with following content. FROM ubuntu LABEL version = "1.0" LABEL description = "Docker image ...


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You can save a lot of space in the Documentation directory by using Delete All Output on all the larger ones and by using disk compression. For example, the v7 documentation Notebook for ContourPlot is 27.7MB, but after deleting output it is only 192k, and after NTFS compression only 72k. Doing this will require evaluating the documentation page before you ...


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This answer is for people who are not interested in package development, and just need to install a Mathematica package which they obtained as a .paclet file. Note: Before using the functions in this guide, it may be necessary to evaluate Needs["PacletManager`"]. Specifically, this is needed when your notebooks's default context is set to "Unique to This ...


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Update The procedure below should not be necessary any more, if running a fresh install of the official Raspbian Jessie image. See also bobthechemist's comment. This is what I did to install wolfram-engine on my Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian 8 (jessie). Download the latest available deb package and install it with dpkg. sudo dpkg -i wolfram-engine_10....


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Use PacletFind to find the installed versions, of the paclet, for exmaple: paclets = PacletFind["*MX*"] (*{Paclet[MXNetLink,11.1.0,<>]}*) Then evaluated PacletUninstall to remove said paclet. For example PacletUninstall[ paclets[[1]] ] I recommend using Part to select the paclet. If you copy/paste, you'll need to be careful to select the visible ...


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Since Windows doesn't display directory sizes for me I wrote a tiny utility to let Mathematica display them in a collapsible tree form (code at the bottom). I opened up some candidates for deletion, but you should try them first by moving the specific directories out of the MMA directory structure. As Image_doctor said, the documentation is a good sized ...


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Half of it appears to be in ../Documentation , you could delete that and look everything up on the Wolfram site on the web


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As of version 11.3.0, support for 32-bit Linux has been discontinued. Only 64-bit Linux is supported, and the system requirements page has now been updated to reflect that http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/system-requirements.html Additionally, I sent in a bug report since I believe the installer should have refused to run on a 32-bit system in the first ...


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Before this gets closed, I want to give an up-to-date opinion. The linked Q&A is 6 years old which is ages when it comes down to memory. To answer your questions Is there a way to select what parts of Mathematica I would like to install? If not, how safe is it to delete any files? Are there any alternative installations that will use less space?...


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I have contacted the Wolfram support ([CASE:1292216]): Dear Andrew, Thank you for contacting Wolfram Customer Service. We simply ended our support of XP shortly after Microsoft had announced they would no longer support XP themselves. XP is going to become to difficult to handle without any kind of support from Microsoft as many of the issues we ...


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In general, you can delete directories that correspond to settings of $SystemID other than what you use. For example, I could delete the contents of SystemFiles/Kernel/SystemResources/MacOSX-x86/ since Mathematica on my machine has "MacOSX-x86-64" as its $SystemID, so it will use the files in SystemFiles/Kernel/SystemResources/MacOSX-x86-64/ ...


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IntegerName depends on CountryData: IntegerName[2, {"Dutch", Entity["Country", "Netherlands"]}] because it needs to return the name of the integer for any language: This means that when you use IntegerName for the very first time it will download and install the "CountryData" paclet. Every subsequent use of IntegerName will not need to download this ...


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Pat, Mathematica Home Edition customers get Premier Support (the "how to plot" kind of help) for 30 days from the day of purchase, and Installation Support (to get your copy of the product running again) forever after. At all times, Wolfram's Customer Support will be glad to reset your activation key so you can reinstall and use your Mathematica Home ...


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Even though it's quite late to reply, but I need to point out that the culprit is the white space between Program Files. If you set the installing path without white spaces, then it will just work. I accidentally find the solution by append an option "ShellOutputFunction"->Print to $CCompiler. from this answer. $CCompiler={"Compiler"->...


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Here is a bare bones tool to remove a palette and place it in a new directory. You can modify to delete the file entirely if you wish. You can modify the sources. There is an internal FE command to update the palette menu but I do not have that. You'll have to restart Mathematica. DynamicModule[{new, source1 = FileNameJoin[{$BaseDirectory, "...


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On OS X, it's called MathKernel and not mathematica or math. This file is located in the directory given by: FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory, "Contents", "MacOS"}] You can see a partial list of files in that directory: FileNames["Math*", FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory, "Contents", "MacOS"}]] (* { "/Applications/Mathematica 9.app/Contents/...


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I always keep the previous version of Mathematica available when I upgrade. To have two independent version available, I advise checking Preferences -> System -> Create and maintain version specific front end preferences in your current version of Mathematica before you install the upgrade. After doing this, preferences will be maintained separately for each ...


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The part about deleting files was answered already here and now in the extraordinary post by @halirutan, so I will focus on alternative installations. There are three alternatives I can see that would allow you to have lighter version of Wolfram Language. Older versions In the linked answer the OP quotes Mathematica 8 for Linux takes more than 3GB ...


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The Wolfram Extras on Windows as of version 10.2 include the following the browser addons, namely npmathplugin.dll (an NPAPI plugin, compatible with e.g. Firefox, but no longer supported by Chrome) and MathPlugin.dll (ActiveX control for Internet Explorer), which are typically installed under C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Wolfram Research\Browser ...


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You can get the uninstall instructions here. It is mentioned that you need to delete the install directory and two other directories. You could just delete the directory that you have installed Mathematica in, which is /home/programfiles/mathematica/10. I'd also suggest you remove the symbolic links after you remove the directory. which mathematica ...


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I had same problem on different Linux. I will show what I did. This is a known issue. see https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/57948 Problems with fontconfig and Mathematica. The following error is reported. /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/11.2/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Binaries/Linux-x86-64/Mathematica: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1: ...


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I have R installed separately and can do : InstallR["RHomeLocation" -> "/usr/lib64/R"] I am able to run the examples provided in the documentation. I use Fedora 17 64 bit.


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1) About where TetGenLink is located: FindFile["TetGenLink`"] 2) "external code" in the description of LibraryLink means code on your computer which isn't part of Mathematica. These are called DLLs, Frameworks, or static/shared libraries, depending on your OS and how the external application structures itself. 3) You can't find a complete list. ...


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Wolfram don't provide support with Home Edition and suggested that I ask on this forum. I hope it is because we are so awesome and not because we don't have to be paid. It refused to license itself claiming that it had been installed on a 'different' computer.-- mac addresses are still the same. The MAC address is not the crucial thing here, because a ...


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I have just upgraded to ubuntu 14.03 and Mathematica 10. I tried to execute sudo Mathematica_10.0.0_LINUX.sh and it would not install, i.e., like it could not find the Mathematica file! I also tried renaming, making it executable, being super user. Nothing worked. I did a head of the MM sh and noticed it has the first line is #!/bin/sh I looked at /...


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Solution found! Install qt4-qtconfig. Launch it, select GTK+ in the Select GUI Style dropdown menu, and then save your updated configuration from the File menu in the menubar.


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This is a problem with Windows 7 build 7600 (the original Windows 7 release). More information can be found here or here, but in a nutshell, the processor supports AVX/FMA3 instructions, while the operating system does not. This is misdetected by the Visual Studio 2013 C Runtime math library which tries to use them anyway, resulting in an "illegal ...


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I have the same problem. I contacted mma support (I have a premier license) and they said that this is a bug. I reported this problem in version 10.0.0 and it still exists in 10.0.2.0, so who knows when it will be fixed.


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You can simply create an alias in your bash profile. Assuming you are working in Terminal, open the profile in a suitable text editor nano ~/.bash_profile and add the following line: alias mathematica='/Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/MathKernel' Save the modified profile file, quit the editor, and reload your bash profile source ~/....


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Oleksandr R. reports: Yes; in general there is no problem with installing multiple versions at the same time. I have versions 5.2, 7.0.1, 8.0.4, and 9.0.1 installed on this computer (64-bit Windows 2003). You may prefer to keep the front end preferences separate for each version, otherwise they can confuse each other and reset themselves. Except for that, I'...


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