# Difference between revisions of "Mathematica"

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== References == | == References == | ||

[http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/InstallingMathematicaOnUnixAndLinux.html Official Installation documentation for Mathematica 6] | [http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/tutorial/InstallingMathematicaOnUnixAndLinux.html Official Installation documentation for Mathematica 6] |

## Revision as of 04:21, 15 April 2010

## Contents

## Installation

### Mathematica 6

#### Mounting iso

One way to mount the Mathematica .iso is to create **/media/iso** and add the following line to the fstab:

/<location/of/mathematica.iso> /media/iso iso9660 exec,ro,user,noauto,loop=/dev/loop0 0 0

Now you can mount it with:

mount /media/iso

#### Running the Installer

You can start the installer by navigating to:

/Unix/Installer

Run ./MathInstaller with:

sh ./MathInstaller

#### Fonts

Add the directories containing Type1 and BDF fonts to your FontPath.

#### Troubleshooting

If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols don't show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling the package "mathematica-fonts".

### Mathematica 7

Mathematica 7 is much easier to install.

tar xf Mathematica-7.0.1.tar.gz cd Unix/Installer ./MathInstaller

Follow instructions.

For KDE users, the Mathematica icon may appear in the Lost & Found category. To solve this, execute the following command as root:

sudo ln -s /etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged /etc/xdg/menus/kde-applications-merged