Re: Using Mathematica 5.2 and 7.01 with separate
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- Subject: [mg104476] Re: Using Mathematica 5.2 and 7.01 with separate
- From: Nag <naga1010 at gmail.com>
- Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 04:02:36 -0500 (EST)
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John: Can you elaborate on this issue, assuming one installs from scratch two versions, say 5.2 and 7? Thanks On Sep 24, 8:51 am, John Fultz <jfu... at wolfram.com> wrote: > Evaluate: > > SetOptions[$FrontEnd, VersionedPreferences -> True] > > (or the VersionedPreferences option can also be set from the option inspector). > Without specifics, I can't comment on the exact problems you've been having. > But the above setting forces the preferences file to split into a different file > for every major version. > > Best to set this in v7, which should leave 5.2 with a clean set of preferences. > > Sincerely, > > John Fultz > jfu... at wolfram.com > User Interface Group > Wolfram Research, Inc. > > > > On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 07:24:05 -0400 (EDT), A. B. wrote: > > > Despite what everybody says, including people from Wolfram, it is not > > possible to have two versions of Mathematica installed at the same time > > without taking special precautions beforehand. I tried (on Mac) but it is > > too cumbersome and I have given up. > > >> Hello, > >> I have both installed Mathematica v.5.2 and 7.01 and I would like to > >> use each of them with separate setting. At this moment when I change > >> any option in Options Inspector of Mathematica 7 it also affects > >> Mathematica 5.2 and leads to error messages when I launch v.5.2. Why > >> this happens? And how to force each version to use its own separate > >> settings?