Re: Using Mathematica remotely (installed on Mac, to be accessed from X)
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- Subject: [mg112592] Re: Using Mathematica remotely (installed on Mac, to be accessed from X)
- From: Pierre Albarede <pa.news at free.fr>
- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 01:56:24 -0400 (EDT)
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On Sep 21, 8:03 am, "perda... at gmail.com" <perda... at gmail.com> wrote: > But is it possible to run an X11 enabled Mathematica front end on Mac > OS X and thereby getting it to display remotely? Hi, the Mac front end actually runs on Aqua (Mac OS X graphical interface) not X11 (a Unix or Linux graphical interface). However, as X11 is also part of Mac OS, it would make sense to make a Mac/X11 front end, but only Wolfram Reasearch can do that and they certainly have more important things to do. Here we see a strong limitation of Mac OS X Aqua, as opposed to linux X11 : no Aqua application can run remotely (the Mac is indeed a personal computer). Would Mac OS X server help here ? However, you can - use screen sharing or - create a virtual linux machine on the Mac, install Mathematica for Linux and run it remotely with X11. X11 tunneling is performed with ssh -X or ssh -Y. What about privacy of X11 ? I would really appreciate if this discussion was followed up by unix geeks !