mathStatica 2.0  Windows

Before proceeding further ...
  • Mathematica 6 or 7 must be installed on your computer (not included).

  • mathStatica 2 is self-contained: no other files are needed (except your password file)

  • The install location has CHANGED (see below)


Getting ready

You should have recently downloaded the file:

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

Double click to 'unzip'. You will see a folder containing:

[ Google Chrome users: If the download incorrectly appears as a .tgz file rather than as a .zip file,
simply remove the .tgz suffix, and then unzipping will work. ]


Step 1:  Drag both ...

  1. mathStatica.m      (file)
  2. mathStatica           (folder/directory)

into your:

... \ Mathematica \ Applications \

folder on your computer's hard drive.

Please read carefully.

How do I find my ...\ Mathematica \ Applications \ folder?

Easy. Evaluate the following input in Mathematica on your computer, and it will show you the correct path on your computer:

ToFileName[{$UserBaseDirectory, "Applications"}]

Can I install anywhere else?

Yes. You can alternatively install into:

ToFileName[{$BaseDirectory, "Applications"}]

Only install into 1 location (not both).

I'm using Vista ... I can't see that path on my computer ??

Under Windows Vista, the usual path will be:


If you cannot see that path, Windows Vista might be hiding some folders from you. To make hidden folders viewable, pop over to:

Control Panels   →   Folder Options (select the VIEW tab)

and activate:
Show Hidden Files and Folders


Step 2:  Install your password file

A new password is needed for mathStatica 2. Your password file will arrive by email.

Drag your password file  pass.txt  into your  mathStatica\Password folder.

That's it. Run Mathematica.

[ If Mathematica is already running, you will need to first quit Mathematica and then start it up again.
This is necessary in order for Mathematica to find the new mathStatica package, for the first time. ]

Your installation is now complete.

Loading mathStatica

Start up Mathematica 6 or 7.
Go to its Palettes Menu and select the mathStatica palette, to make sure it is visible ... like so:

To load mathStatica:  simply press the 'Start' button ...

( If you cannot see this mathStatica palette,
please close all other palettes — they may be obscuring your view. )

The Book palette should now appear:  ...

If you are new to mathStatica:
Click on the number 1 in the Book palette (this opens chapter 1 of the electronic book), and pop over to:
Section 1.3: Core Functions — Getting Started
To navigate: A single click on any heading opens up that section!

To see what's new in mathStatica 2:
Click on the:
mathStatica Palette HELP button

... and then select: Key New features


Happy computing!

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