|Before proceeding further ...
- Mathematica 8 must be installed on your computer (not included).
- mathStatica 2.5 is self-contained:
- no other files are needed (except your new password file)
|Existing users ...
If you have an earlier version of mathStatica installed on your computer:
......... you MUST delete it first .........
This is easy: simply do a search for 'mathStatica' on your computer, and then drag any old mathStatica files / folders to the trash. [Or, see Step 1 below for instructions on how to find your mathStatica installation directory.]
- You will NOT need (and cannot re-use) the old password file ... mathStatica 2.5 comes with a new password file.
You should have recently downloaded the file: version25.zip
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 ...
- mathStatica.m (file)
- mathStatica (folder/directory)
... \ Mathematica \ Applications \
folder on your computer's hard drive.
THIS LOCATION IS IMPORTANT.
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:
Can I install anywhere else?
Yes. You can alternatively install into:
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:C:\Users\colinr\AppData\Roaming\Mathematica\Applications\
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)
Show Hidden Files and Folders
Step 2: Install your password file
A new password is needed for mathStatica 2.5. Your password file will arrive by email.
Drag your password file pass.txt into your mathStatica\Password folder.
That's it. Run Mathematica 8.
[ 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.
Start up Mathematica 8.
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 2.5:
- Click on the:
mathStatica Palette HELP button
... and then select: Key New Features
We do hope you enjoy using mathStatica 2.5
Installation problems? Please contact: support@mathStatica.com