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Re: A few newbie questions

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  • Subject: [mg107620] Re: A few newbie questions
  • From: Raffy <adraffy at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 07:33:49 -0500 (EST)
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On Feb 19, 12:33 am, Paul Floyd <r... at> wrote:
> Hi
> I've started pottering with Mathematica, and have built up a few
> questions. I'm using the home edition on a MacBook Pro.
> 1. On startup, quite often the first thing that I type doesn't get any
> response (just the spinning disk busy mouse pointer). Occasionally it'll
> snap out of it, but sometimes I have to kill it and restart. Any ideas
> why? My guess is that it's a network/license quirk.
> 2. Sound. Speech, SoundNote, Play seem to work. ListPlay doesn't. And no
> indication as to why not, other than loads of Java exceptions in the
> Console. Not an issue for me, just curious as to why.
> 3. For Plots, is there any easy way to view the value of a point on the
> curve, and to be able to move the point?
> A bientot
> Paul

MBP here as well.

1.  I've seen this happen on machines using mathlm for their license,
but not those w/local mathpass file.  Try holding Shift key during
startup (

2.  Could you provide some of the java exceptions?

3.  Right-click the plot > Get Coordinates?

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