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Mathematica not optimized for macOS?

This message is a warning delivered by High Sierra that the application you're running is a 32-bit application. In our case, it's specifically referring to the Mathematica front end, which is not ...
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RLink no longer works with R 3.5 on macOS

Possible workaround (one that I haven't tested too extensively) ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work with MacOS Catalina 10.15

As already stated elsewhere, versions 11.3 and earlier simply cannot run on Catalina because Apple removed support for 32-bit applications. And, unfortunately, creating a 64-bit 11.3.1 impossible, ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work with MacOS Catalina 10.15

No, unfortunately there are no easy workarounds - MacOS Catalina simply doesn't support 32-bit apps, and the Mathematica frontend for 11.3 and earlier is a 32-bit app. To solve this, you must either ...
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Mathematica 12.3.1 Apple M1

Make sure you download the correct Mac version from the portal. I see two in my portal; you want Mathematica_12.3.1_MAC-ARM_DLM.dmg (download manager) or Mathematica_12.3.1_MAC-ARM.dmg (full installer)...
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Library for FEAST method is missing

I just wanted to a bit more context here, and it is too long for a comment. First, there have always been platform differences in the available features, going back to V1. These were mostly on the FE ...
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Receive macOS notification when evaluation finishes

A quick Google search returned: How can I trigger a Notification Center notification from an AppleScript or shell script? Based on this, we can use ...
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Library for FEAST method is missing

I contacted the customer support and got the following reply: "The 'FEAST' method for functions like Eigensystem is part of the Intel MKL library, and as such will not be available to non-Intel ...
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How can I get OSX split screen to work?

Update: Mathematica 12.0 now supports this. You can't. This feature only works with certain programs and as of version 10.4 Mathematica is not one of them. Maybe the coming Mac front end ...
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Mathematica performance on Mac

A couple of general points before I delve into the specifics of this question 1) There will always be some OS difference in behavior and performance, even on the same hardware. We hook into OS APIs ...
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Installing WolframScript (12) on OSX (Catalina)

Download the latest WolframScript installer, which will work on macOS 10.14: The installer from wolfram.com/wolframscript should work – ilian Oct 25 at 16:10
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IGraphM on Apple Silicon?

Release 0.6 with Apple Silicon support is out now. (Version 0.5.x does not support Apple Silicon, but you can run the Intel version of Mathematica even on ARM Macs.)
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Cannot find BaseDirectory or UserBaseDirectory in Mac OS El Capitan

Ok, so the quick way to find given directory is just to use SystemOpen @ dir. E.g. SystemOpen @ $UserBaseDirectory I go ...
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What is the encoding used when exporting images as MOV with "VideoEncoding" -> "MPEG-4 Video"?

This is a very empirical answer, so I hope that someone more authoritative will chime in, but here's what I found. I am on Mathematica 10.3.1 on Win7-64bit. I generated a silly animation: ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work on MacOS Sierra?

Yes, it works well. No issues, other than crashes when opening fonts, yet.
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Does Mathematica 11 work with MacOS Catalina 10.15

I received a response from Wolfram Cutomer Support today regarding this question. The answer was to update to Version 12 !!! I think this is completely shameless. I have Version 11.3, which is Wolfarm'...
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Are more cores at lower GHz always faster for parallel processing?

Since no one dares an answer, let me give at least some advice. My main question is, why don't you test to which degree your algorithm is parallelizable? I'm sure, your current system has at least 4 ...
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PDF export on macOS Mojave produces bold fonts

Too long for a comment: I wrote MMA support and they got back to me with this answer: It does appear as though there is an incompatibility between Mathematica 11.3 and macOS Mojave in regards to ...
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Mathematica 10 enables discrete GPU

Use the gfxCardStatus utility to force integrated graphics. This must be done while integrated graphics is in use, i.e. before Mathematica is started. Sometimes it may be necessary to switch twice ...
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Unmodified Clipboard content

The following works for Windows borrowed mostly from here. ...
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Does Mathematica 11 work on MacOS Sierra?

EDIT 2016-10-06: I just tried version 11.0.1.0 and Graphichs3D is working! Not working at all with Graphics3D. Evaluating the following line and trying to rotate the graph with the mouse completely ...
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J/Link stealing focus from the Front End on OS X. Workaround?

You can prevent the focus from being lost by setting certain system properties to true before calling any awt functionality: ...
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Problem calling Python scripts from Mathematica

To make the path permanently available to Mathematica (frontend) and all other applications, first find out the location of your desired python3 executable (e.g. ...
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On comparable hardware, is Mathematica known to perform better in one operating system over the others?

Mathematica comes with a <<Benchmarking` package that let's you perform a benchmark of your computer. In the resulting report, you find how you compare to ...
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GPU support on latest MacBook Pro, especially for deep learning

It's possible that MXNet (the underlying NN framework) will eventually support OpenCL (https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/issues/621 is the issue to track) but I would not hold out for this, ...
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How to run wolfram code from the finder in macos?

Here is one way to achieve that using the wolframscript and Automator: Create a automator script with two steps: a) "Get Selected Finder items" and b) "Run Shell Script" Define ...
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How do I set Mathematica to open a specific folder - When I type "Command + O" in OS X

There are many ways to solve your problem. I suggest this one because it very easy to do and undo. Make sure your Finder windows show a folder sidebar. In an open Finder window navigate to the parent ...
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Why does Mathematica use a different $PATH than terminal?

As noted by @ilian the easiest solution is to simply launch Mathematica from a Terminal window that has a PATH you like. On macOS: ...
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TargetDevice->"GPU" doesn't work in version 11.1 on mac

Update The mac support has been brought back in version 11.1.1. And according to my test on MNIST example in the documentation, the GPU training is now 3X faster than version 11.0. Per info in the ...
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