Re: Trouble with MathKernel

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg125649] Re: Trouble with MathKernel*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:16:44 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201203240701.CAA04127@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

I'm going to assume the setup was the same with Mathematica 7 as for Mathematica 8: the kernel executable is hidden inside the Mac package /Applications/Mathematica.app. If you right-click (or Ctrl-click) on that item in Finder, select Show Package Contents. In the new Finder window that opens, look at Contents/MacOS/MathKernel That's the executable you actually want. So, for example, if you type in a Terminal command line: /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/MathKernel then you'll get an interactive command-line session. And if you have a file batch.m of legitimate Mathematica expressions, then the following _will_ work: /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/MathKernel <batch.m >batch.out (assuming your current directory is the location of batch.m, of course). Now just either add /Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/MathKernel to your PATH or make an alias for it in the directory where you're working (or some such thing). On 3/24/12 3:01 AM, Cisco Lane wrote: > I'm running Mathematica Home edition v. 7 on a Mac Intel Core 2 Duo. > > I'm trying to run a notebook in the background. I have saved the notebook as a package (batch.m) but, in a terminal, when I type: > > MathKernel< batch.m> batch.out > > the batch.out file says "MathKernel: no such file or directory". Same thing happens if I substitute "math" for "MathKernel". > > Any help would be appreciated. > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Trouble with MathKernel***From:*Cisco Lane <travlorf@yahoo.com>