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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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Access wi-fi raw data

The airport utility on your mac (which is not very widely known) gives you programmatic access to all your wireless information. I wrote a fun answer on Ask ...
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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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How to Speak in a foreign language?

I let Mathematica parse the input into a speakable string, but then I send it to the operating system as if going through the command terminal. This allows me to set the voice flag for my installed ...
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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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Why does Mathematica use a different $PATH than terminal?

I think this is an OS X issue. Note that if you launch Mathematica from a terminal, you will get the value of Environment["PATH"] which you expected. For GUI ...
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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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CurrentImage[] "unable to connect to camera"?

[ UPDATE 9/17/2014: I can confirm this problem is fixed in v10.0.1.0 ] WRI has confirmed this as: "a known issue between Mathematica and the new 2013 Macbook". And says they are working on fixing it ...
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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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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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IGraphM on Apple Silicon?

Interested parties should follow this GitHub issue: https://github.com/szhorvat/IGraphM/issues/110 I have posted a pre-release with Apple Silicon support there. All feedback is very welcome and ...
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Transparency rendering problems in Mathematica 10 (Mac)

I propose two possible solutions: Turn off transparency by including Opacity[1] in the CountourStyle Use ...
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Mathematica script - Using front end

You can solve the issue by wrapping your code with UsingFrontEnd[].
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How to read from /dev/random?

One workaround I found is this: ...
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Is there a hotkey for the drop down selection/information?

To open the help page just place the cursor somewhere within the function name and press F1. To get the template list use the following shortcut Ctrl+Shift+k. More keyboard shortcuts can be found here....
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How to use FontWeight options in Mathematica 10.x

Update: version 11.0.0 (OSX problem only) There is a big improvement: it seems possible again to display all(?) the fonts available in the system. However, it is not always straightforward to do so ...
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Unmodified Clipboard content

The following works for Windows borrowed mostly from here. ...
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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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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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