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Mathematica is an interactive program that does numerical, symbolic, and graphical computations and visualization. If you run it remotely under X Windows, you will need to set up a font server.
Academic Computing and the Math department have 30 floating licenses for Mathematica for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms. These licenses are for curricular or research use.
If you would like to install Mathematica on your computer, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mathematica is installed on the public Linux computers run by Academic Computing.
Mathematica has its own special fonts. If you have installed Mathematica on your desktop, these fonts are automatically installed. If you are running Mathematica remotely, you will need to connect to a font server to provide these fonts.
Mathematica is installed on several public UNIX computers at Dartmouth. It is possible for you to run it remotely under X Windows. By remotely, we mean running it on one UNIX computer and displaying the results on another UNIX computer, X terminal, Macintosh, or PC running some X server software.
Mathematica uses some specialized fonts for its equations; these fonts need to be available to your X server when you are running Mathematica remotely. To use a font server to allow Mathematica to gain access to these fonts:
1. If your X server is another UNIX computer or X terminal issue, use the xset fp+ tcp/rcfontserv.dartmouth.edu:7100 command in the terminal window.
This adds the font server running on a computer called rcfontserv using the tcp protocol on port 7100. This server has been set up to serve the Mathematica fonts.
2. If you are running Mathematica using an X server on a Windows or Macintosh computer, set up a font server by selecting the Font Settings menu option. Specify rcfontserv.dartmouth.edu as the host name and 7100 as the port number.
For complete information about Mathematica, refer to the Wolfram Research home page
Last Updated: 4/26/11