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Re: switching between versions 7 and 8

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  • Subject: [mg114896] Re: switching between versions 7 and 8
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:22:46 -0500 (EST)
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Well, I am very surprised to hear about the problems you have been 

I run the same system as you. I have three versions of Mathematica 
installed on my MacBook Pro: 6.03, 7 and 8. I can run any of them 
without problems (not at the same time, of course). The only thing I 
have done was to rename the applications Mathematica v.6 as Mathematica 
6.03 and Mathematica v. 7 as Mathematica 7. The application Mathematica 
8 is named Mathematica. I did the renaming before installing the newer 
version of course. That's all. I have never had any problems with my 

I feel one of us must be failing to notice something very simple ;-).

Andrzej Kozlowski

On 20 Dec 2010, at 06:39, richard i pelletier wrote:

> hi,
> i have seen, from a couple of posts over the years, that this is 
> and elementary to many of you, but i could really use a little
> hand-holding. (I have never seen an answer that i could put into action.)
> can someone please tell me _exactly_ how to set up two versions of
> mathematica so that i can run either one -- not simultaneously --,
> without having to go change the names of folders?
> i am running version 7 on mac OS 10.6.5 -- i.e. snow leopard. i have
> downloaded version 8. all i want is to be able to run version 8, quit
> it, and then run version 7, quit it, and then run version 8, etc.
> thanks,
> rip
> --
> email address is r i p 1 AT c o m c a s t DOT n e t

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