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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RunAndTumble commented on 2020-08-16 00:19


What are the chances to get rid of the bundled components by simply linking to the system ones?

wbthomason commented on 2020-07-06 16:29

Has anyone run into the following error while installing 12.0.0?

mkdir: cannot create directory '/applications-merged': Permission denied

It seems as though the installer is trying to write to actual system root (at least, from the error message) as opposed to the root of pkg/

h313 commented on 2020-06-24 04:55

12.1.1 was released earlier this month:

physkets commented on 2020-06-22 06:03

Why is this flagged out-of-date? I don't see any new releases.

kjslag commented on 2020-05-26 04:28

@bryango I think the -mesa option tells Mathematica to tell it's bundled Qt to use mesa llvmpipe to render graphics on the CPU.

bryango commented on 2020-05-26 04:11

@kjslag Yes! I can confirm both issues (segfault for 12.0 and blank 3D for 12.1) are gone with mesa. However, 11.3 works fine with OpenGL and displays better graphics (with less aliasing). It seems that 12+ is somehow incompatible with system's OpenGL implementation, which, I think (at least for me), is also mesa; by searching through my installed packages with keyword OpenGL, I find that the only related package is mesa v20.0.6. Hence I believe there might be conflicts betweeen the bundled mesa and system mesa. Weird since it worked fine in 11.3.

References: Mathematica documentation for RenderingOptions:

"Mesa"    use the bundled Mesa implementation of OpenGL, available on all systems
"OpenGL"  use the system's OpenGL driver, available only on non-Windows systems

kjslag commented on 2020-05-25 19:13

@bryango iyanmv's idea of starting Mathematica with -mesa fixes your issues for me. See also:

iyanmv commented on 2020-05-25 16:10

I upgraded from Mathematica 12.0.0 to Mathematica 12.1.0, and now I have some kind of render issue. When I'm typing in a notebook, there is a gray bar on top of the text. It is quite annoying to be honest. I have written to their support email, hope to get any answer. In the meantime, anyone facing a similar issue?

I have also tried to start Mathematica with -mesa option, but still same problem. I suspect this has something to do with the new support for HiDPI. They kind of change all default sizes.

kjslag commented on 2020-05-20 04:29

@JP-Ellis I think the packages that I listed, along with espeak, ncurses, qt5-, and java-, are all bundled with mathematica in that directory and shouldn't be listed as optional dependencies.

JP-Ellis commented on 2020-05-20 04:12

@kjslag The list of optional dependencies was initially produced using the inspect namcap. I'll admit I do know know which are strictly necessary and I would love to narrow it down; however, Mathematica has so many components that I don't even know where to start and if it would be all that useful ultimately.