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Topic: Running MathematicaScript in Mac Terminal
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Patrick Scheibe

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Re: Running MathematicaScript in Mac Terminal
Posted: Feb 15, 2012 4:45 AM
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Hi Murta,

the doc is wrong. On my OSX-systems there is no symbolic link in those
directories either.
I assume you have installed Mathematica under /Applications? To make
your script
work, you only have to find where MathematicaScript is located. Open a
terminal and
do the following:

find /Applications -name "MathematicaScript"

This should return the path which you can replace in your script.m. Here
the working
script looks then like


Print /@ RandomVariate[MixtureDistribution[
10, WorkingPrecision -> 50]


On Feb 14, 2012, at 12:40 PM, Murta wrote:

> Hi All
> I use Mathematica 8 Home edition and I'm testing running Script via
> Shell in my MacOS.
> I followed the tutorial, changed the permission using chmod a+x
> script.m but it doesn't worked.
> the script is this (copy and paste the tutorial)
> ------------------------------------------------
> #!/usr/local/bin/MathematicaScript -script
> Print /@ RandomVariate[MixtureDistribution[
> {1,2},
> {NormalDistribution[1,2/10],
> NormalDistribution[3,1/10]}],
> 10, WorkingPrecision -> 50]
> ------------------------------------------------
> I didn't find the MathematicaScript file that the tutorial says it's
> in #!/usr/local/bin/MathematicaScript
> maybe it could be de problem.
> my directory has:
> /usr/local/bin>ls
> capinfos dvipdf flac mergecap pgpdisk text2pcap
> twfind
> dftest edit idl2wrs metaflac pgpwde randpkt tshark
> wget
> dumpcap editcap latex pdf2ps rawshark twdiff
> wireshark
> What I'm doing wrong?
> tks in advance!
> Murta

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