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Mathematica 2.0.3 on PowerPC?
This is a copy of a thread from comp.sys.mac.scitech. Can anyone here help me? The basic problem is that I want to run my old version of Mathematica (2.0.3 Extended) on a StarMax 4000/160 running MacOS 8.0. Can it be done? Dale Medendorp -------- Copy from comp.sys.mac.scitech: Mathematica 2.0.3 Extended doesn't offer the option of non-FPU intstalls. I'll send this thread over to the mathematica newsgroup. My initial thinking was that this was as much a Mac question as Mathematica. Thanks for the help! Dale In article <gwinn-0710982348040001 at d117.dial-4.cmb.ma.ultra.net>, gwinn at ma.ultranet.com (Joe Gwinn) wrote: > I do know that Mathematica 2.2.2 does work on my PPC, although I have since > migrated to Mathematica 3.0.1. One trick is to reinstall Mathematica for a no-FPU 68K > box; the installer allows this choice. SoftFPU isn't necessary for this > to work. > > It may also be that Mathematica 2.0.3 is too old to run on PPCs. It was > pretty buggy, if I recall. > > There is a Mathematica newsgroup to which you could post the question: > "comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica". I have had very good luck getting > questions answered there. > > Joe Gwinn > > > > In article <cntt01-071098131726 at mdhcp1_130.mims.mot.com>, > cntt01 at email.mot.com (Dale Medendorp) wrote: > > > I have an earlier version of Mathematica (2.0.3 Extended) that I haven't > > used in awhile, but now have a use for again. My problem is that I have > > changed to a PowerPC Mac since last using Mathematica and this version of > > Mathematica requires an FPU. > > > > I downloaded SoftwareFPU in the hope this would solve the problem. While > > Mathematica now starts up, it still won't run. I get the error message "Internal > > error: FreeExpr called on dead expr.". Can anybody help me with this? > > > > BTW, I've tried it on a Power Mac 8100/80AV running MacOS 7.5.5, and on a > > StarMax 4000/160 running MacOS 8.0. Both have the same problem.