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== Installation == | == Installation == | ||

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=== Mathematica 6 === | === Mathematica 6 === | ||

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==== Mounting iso ==== | ==== Mounting iso ==== | ||

− | One way to mount the Mathematica .iso is to create | + | |

− | / | + | 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: | Now you can mount it with: | ||

mount /media/iso | mount /media/iso | ||

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==== Running the Installer ==== | ==== Running the Installer ==== | ||

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You can start the installer by navigating to: | You can start the installer by navigating to: | ||

/Unix/Installer | /Unix/Installer | ||

− | Run | + | Run ''MathInstaller'' with: |

sh ./MathInstaller | sh ./MathInstaller | ||

− | {{ | + | {{Note|If you do not place the "sh" in front, then you will get an error about a bad interpreter.}} |

==== Fonts ==== | ==== Fonts ==== | ||

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

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

==== Troubleshooting ==== | ==== Troubleshooting ==== | ||

− | If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols do not show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling | + | |

+ | If you have font rendering problems where certain symbols do not show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling {{Pkg|font-mathematica}}. | ||

Also, try [http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/1158/invisible-conjugate-glyph-in-the-linux-frontend this] solution. | Also, try [http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/1158/invisible-conjugate-glyph-in-the-linux-frontend this] solution. | ||

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Follow instructions. | Follow instructions. | ||

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

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− | + | # ln -s /etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged /etc/xdg/menus/kde-applications-merged | |

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=== Mathematica 8.0.4.0 === | === Mathematica 8.0.4.0 === | ||

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The first issue assumes you are trying to use nVidia, CUDA and OpenCL libraries within Mathematica. | The first issue assumes you are trying to use nVidia, CUDA and OpenCL libraries within Mathematica. | ||

− | The 64-bit archlinux | + | The 64-bit archlinux nVidia and opencl driver packages install libraries in {{ic|/usr/lib}}, not in {{ic|/usr/lib64}} as does nVidia's binary installer. This is not a problem: {{ic|/usr/lib}} is the correct location for 64-bit libraries on a 64-bit arch system. However, a 64-bit install of Mathematica will assume the drivers are installed in {{ic|/usr/lib64}}; other distributions that Mathematica has been tested on have their drivers in that location. The easiest method to overcome this is to make a symlink from {{ic|/usr/lib64}} to {{ic|/usr/lib}}. Mathematica will be able to find nVidia, CUDA, and OpenCL libraries this way without further tweaking. |

A second, separate but partial solution, is to set the following environment variables: | A second, separate but partial solution, is to set the following environment variables: | ||

− | export NVIDIA_DRIVER_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libnvidia-tls.so | + | export NVIDIA_DRIVER_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libnvidia-tls.so |

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+ | export CUDA_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libcuda.so | ||

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+ | This second method, however, still will not permit Mathematica to find the OpenCL libraries in {{ic|/usr/local}} as Mathematica seems hardwired to find them in {{ic|/usr/lib64}}. | ||

− | + | The second issue with Mathematica 8 in 64-bit archlinux (may also affect 32-bit environments; but not tested) is a reproducible crash when performing WolframAlpha[] functions. By default, Mathematica is configured to detect the system's proxy settings when configuring how to connect to the internet to fetch data. A "bug" exists that will eventually crash Mathematica when the calling library is used. A workaround is to avoid this library call altogether by configuring Mathematica to "directly connect" to the internet. (''Edit > Preferences > Internet Connectivity > Proxy Settings''). This bug has been reported to Wolfram. | |

− | + | === Mathematica 9 === | |

− | + | [[pacman|Install]] {{AUR|mathematica}} from the [[AUR]]. The ''Mathematica_9.0.1_LINUX.sh'' installation script is required. |

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## 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 do not show up (i.e. "/" appears as a square), try uninstalling font-mathematica.

Also, try this solution.

### 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 as root:

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

### Mathematica 8.0.4.0

On 64-bit machines, two known issues are present; but solutions are provided. The second issue is present on 64-bit installs: but not yet confirmed on a 32-bit arch setup.

The first issue assumes you are trying to use nVidia, CUDA and OpenCL libraries within Mathematica.

The 64-bit archlinux nVidia and opencl driver packages install libraries in `/usr/lib`

, not in `/usr/lib64`

as does nVidia's binary installer. This is not a problem: `/usr/lib`

is the correct location for 64-bit libraries on a 64-bit arch system. However, a 64-bit install of Mathematica will assume the drivers are installed in `/usr/lib64`

; other distributions that Mathematica has been tested on have their drivers in that location. The easiest method to overcome this is to make a symlink from `/usr/lib64`

to `/usr/lib`

. Mathematica will be able to find nVidia, CUDA, and OpenCL libraries this way without further tweaking.

A second, separate but partial solution, is to set the following environment variables:

export NVIDIA_DRIVER_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libnvidia-tls.so

export CUDA_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/libcuda.so

This second method, however, still will not permit Mathematica to find the OpenCL libraries in `/usr/local`

as Mathematica seems hardwired to find them in `/usr/lib64`

.

The second issue with Mathematica 8 in 64-bit archlinux (may also affect 32-bit environments; but not tested) is a reproducible crash when performing WolframAlpha[] functions. By default, Mathematica is configured to detect the system's proxy settings when configuring how to connect to the internet to fetch data. A "bug" exists that will eventually crash Mathematica when the calling library is used. A workaround is to avoid this library call altogether by configuring Mathematica to "directly connect" to the internet. (*Edit > Preferences > Internet Connectivity > Proxy Settings*). This bug has been reported to Wolfram.

### Mathematica 9

Install mathematica^{AUR} from the AUR. The *Mathematica_9.0.1_LINUX.sh* installation script is required.