Package Details: mathematica 12.1.1-1

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Package Base: mathematica
Description: A computational software program used in scientific, engineering, and mathematical fields and other areas of technical computing.
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Licenses: proprietary
Submitter: Feanor12
Maintainer: JP-Ellis
Last Packager: JP-Ellis
Votes: 71
Popularity: 0.58
First Submitted: 2011-03-03 21:27
Last Updated: 2020-08-08 03:57

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JP-Ellis commented on 2020-04-02 23:34

Update to Mathematica 12.1.0

Summary of new features:

Please let me know if you encounter any issues.

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bryango commented on 2020-10-06 15:32

@tuxzz This is a known issue. Unfortunately, it seems that there is no easy fix. For a not so easy fix, check this: Disclaimer: I haven't tried this myself.

JP-Ellis commented on 2020-09-28 12:27

@tuxzz I've never used Fcitx or fcitx5. From what I could find, they are meant to add support for inputting non-ASCII characters? If that's the case, then I doubt that will ever work because Mathematica simply does not support unicode very well. It only added unicode support in v12, and even then it's very limited and you cannot input non-ASCII characters without using the special syntax they use.

JP-Ellis commented on 2020-09-28 12:24


Indeed you don't need most optional dependencies. Mathematica has such a broad scope that including every dependency seems like overkill (especially if one wants to install Mathematica without needing the GUI).

As the the error you're getting, I'm not really sure what might be causing it.

tuxzz commented on 2020-09-28 12:19

fcitx5 doesn't work in this Mathematica. Did anyone fix it?

defty commented on 2020-08-19 22:18

2 questions:

  1. Do I need to install all the optional dependencies? From reading the PKGBUILD, my guess would be no.
  2. I'm getting this error: Does anyone know how to fix

BachoSeven commented on 2020-08-17 10:47

@JP-Ellis do the 21 GB need to be free storage in the / partition or in /home?

JP-Ellis commented on 2020-08-17 10:26

@wjhandley Mostly likely, the directory Mathematica is being built in ran out of space during installation, resulting in Mathematica's installer just not creating certain files. Please make sure you have at least 21GB of space (I believe that is the current total).

JP-Ellis commented on 2020-08-17 10:24

@RunAndTumble I did that for a short while (as @kjslag mentioned) due to a font-related bug. I have contemplated of switching entirely to system dependencies, but given we don't have access to any of the source, they may require specific version of libraries which aren't the same as the system versions (in particular, I would expect quite a few outdated libraries to be included).

You are free to try and modify the PKGBUILD and remove all bundled libraries and instead use system libraries.

wjhandley commented on 2020-08-17 09:00

I currently get the error

Installation failed. See

  -> Errors related to 'xdg-icon-resource' and 'xdg-desktop-menu' are to be expected during Mathematica's installation.
  -> Fixing symbolic links
/home/will/.cache/yay/mathematica/PKGBUILD: line 112: cd: /home/will/.cache/yay/mathematica/pkg/mathematica/opt/Mathematica/Executables: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
error making: %!s(func() string=0x55cf50e1fbb0)

At the command line output. There is no content in /home/will/.cache/yay/mathematica/pkg/mathematica/opt/Mathematica/InstallErrors, though that file does exist.

kjslag commented on 2020-08-16 00:24

@RunAndTumble Although bundling libraries has fixed a bug in the past, it also has the potential to create new bugs. Wolfram supposedly sometimes modifies some of the bundled libraries and they do not support linking to system libraries. If you want to use system libraries, you can remove or rename the bundled library files that you do not want to use.