Introduction to the Unix Cluster. Node: Mathematica

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9.3: Mathematica (Sun Only)

Mathematica is an interactive system for doing mathematical computation. It handles numeric, symbolic, and graphical calculations and incorporates a high-level programming language.

We have Mathematica version 2.2.2 installed on suntsu. It includes an X Window system version of the notebook-based interface.

To run it on an X terminal on sutsu, type:


A window will open. In this new window, type in a mathematical operational command and a shift-return to enter it. The results as well as graphs will appear in this window. To quit, click on 'file' on the menu bar and drag to 'Quit'.

If you type


on suntsu at the system prompt, it runs like Mathematica 2.2.1 which reads lines of input, waiting until a syntactically complete expression has been entered, then evaluates the expression and prints the result. To quit, type Quit and a carriage return.

We have four Single-Machine licenses at this time. Only four users can run it simultaneously.

For more information on Mathematica, please refer to:

S. Wolfram, Mathematica: A System for Doing Mathematics by Computer, Second Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1991

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