Installing mathStatica 1.5 GOLD - Mac OS X

Before proceeding further ...
  • Please ensure that Mathematica 5 or later is installed on your computer (not included).

  • mathStatica 1.5 is self-contained: no other files are needed (except your password file)


Step 1: Unzip archive

You should have recently downloaded the file:

[If you purchased the Solution Manual, the file name will be slightly longer.]

After 'unzipping', you will obtain a folder containing:

Step 2: Move the 2 files:

  1. mathStatica.m      (file)
  2. mathStatica           (folder/directory)
into your:

Mathematica / AddOns / Applications /

folder on your computer's hard drive.

How do I open my Mathematica folder?
Under Mac OS X, Mathematica is installed as a bundle, which is at the same time both an application and a folder. In order for mathStatica to work, it must be installed inside this bundle.

To open your Mathematica bundle:

  1. Go to the Finder, and CONTROL-click on the Mathematica 5 icon. A pop-up menu appears.
  2. Select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu, as shown in the following diagram:
  3. You can then open:
    Mathematica / AddOns / Applications /


Step 3: Your GOLD Password

Locate your password file:
Existing GOLD users: If you are an existing GOLD user, then your existing "pass.txt" password file will continue to work perfectly under mathStatica 1.5. Please locate your "pass.txt" password file.
New GOLD users: If you have just upgraded to GOLD, then your new mathStatica GOLD password file, "pass.txt", has been sent to your email address as an attachment.

Install password file:
Move your "pass.txt" file into the mathStatica Password folder:


as also shown on page 4 of the book.

Step 4: Rebuild Help Index

Run Mathematica, go to its HELP menu, and select: Rebuild Help Index, as shown here:

Step 5: Load mathStatica

To start up mathStatica, simply evaluate the following in Mathematica in a new notebook:

For further details, please see page 5 of the book.  
Please print these instructions before leaving.

Happy computing!

We do hope you enjoy using mathStatica 1.5 GOLD.   Return Home

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