Re: Running MathematicaScript in Mac Terminal

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124985] Re: Running MathematicaScript in Mac Terminal*From*: Murta <rodrigomurtax at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 03:26:43 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <jhdhbj$he1$1@smc.vnet.net> <jhfukr$skd$1@smc.vnet.net>

First I would like to tks all for the help! There are the steeps that make it work, let's make it with a simple toy script: 1- Finde the script path In mathematica doc, the script is in #!/usr/local/bin/ MathematicaScript but it's not the place in my mathematica 8, so to find it i used find /Applications -name "MathematicaScript" (tks to Patrick Scheibe) and I finded /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/ MathematicaScript 2- Write the script Now, with the write the script with the write shebang (shebang-> #!/ .... I learned that name with Morgan Sutherland post, tks) I called it math.m (in script you don't need extensions) ------------------------------------- #!/Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/MathematicaScript - script Print[1+1] ------------------------------------- 3- Make the script executable In command line write chmod a-x math.m 4- Put the script in one os the directories in the PATH variable. This is one missing part in Mathematica manual the get me crazy!.. Mathematica manual says: "To make the script executable you need to set executable permissions. After that, the script can be run simply by typing its name at a shell prompt." It's not true, the script must be in one of the special PATH directory, to list it just type: echo $PATH 5- If you want to insert a new directory into PATH, open your .bash_profile, and put one line with: export PATH=/your/directory/name:$PATH then you have to reopen the terminal if your .bash_profile doesn't exit, create it you your user directory / ~ 6- Put your file math.m in one of the PATH directories 7- Call your script anywhere Now just type your script name in the prompt (math.m) and be happy!!... Tks for all in this puzzle! []'s Murta On Feb 15, 7:41 am, David Reiss <dbre... at gmail.com> wrote: > It turns out that MathematicaScript is located here (assuming your > Mathematica is located in /Applications): > > /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/ > > rather than in /usr/local/bin > > Try pointing there in your script and let the MathGroup know if it > then works. > > --David > > On Feb 14, 6:42 am, Murta <rodrigomur... at gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > > Hi All > > I use Mathematica 8 Home edition and I'm testing running Script via > > Shell in my MacOS. > > I followed the tutorial, changed the permission using chmod a+x > > script.m but it doesn't worked. > > > the script is this (copy and paste the tutorial) > > > ------------------------------------------------ > > #!/usr/local/bin/MathematicaScript -script > > > Print /@ RandomVariate[MixtureDistribution[ > > {1,2}, > > {NormalDistribution[1,2/10], > > NormalDistribution[3,1/10]}], > > 10, WorkingPrecision -> 50] > > ------------------------------------------------ > > I didn't find the MathematicaScript file that the tutorial says it's > > in #!/usr/local/bin/MathematicaScript > > maybe it could be de problem. > > > my directory has: > > > /usr/local/bin>ls > > capinfos dvipdf flac mergecap pgpdisk pkill= .p= > l text2pcap > > twfind > > dftest edit idl2wrs metaflac pgpwde ran= dp= > kt tshark > > wget > > dumpcap editcap latex pdf2ps pgrep.pl rawshar= k = > twdiff > > wireshark > > > What I'm doing wrong? > > tks in advance! > > Murta