Re: Two versions on the same system
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg98106] Re: Two versions on the same system
- From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
- Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 04:44:14 -0500 (EST)
On 3/29/09 at 2:44 AM, functionalcoatings at gmail.com (A. B.) wrote: >Is it possible to run different versions of Mathematica on the same >machine ? I noticed that there is only one user and one global >folders where all preferences, etc. are stored. Aren't the >preferences files for different versions likely to conflict or get >corrupted ? I've had no difficulty doing this with version 6 and version 7 on my Mac. Previously, I had done that with version 5 and version 6. For the case of version 5 and 6, I modified the init.m file in the Kernel directory to detect which version was being launched and load different things accordingly. For example, I had a function defined to return the path for the working notebook automatically loaded in version 5 which is replaced by NotebookDirectory in version 6 and 7.