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How do I install Mathematica on macOS?

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  1. Quit any previous installations of Wolfram products that are running on your machine.
  2. If you already have an older version of Mathematica installed in your Applications folder, please rename it before installing.
  3. Download your Mathematica for macOS installer: on the Mathematica product page in your User Portal, click the Download button in the line Mathematica Full Download with platform Macintosh.

    Wait for the download to finish.

    Alternatively, you can download Mathematica using the Wolfram Download Manager by selecting “Mathematica Express Download”. In that case, continue with step 6 once done.

  4. Run the downloaded dmg installer file.
  5. The Mathematica installer window appears.
  6. Drag the Mathematica.app icon to the Applications folder icon to begin installing.
  7. Wait for the installation to complete.

    Mathematica is now installed in your Applications folder. Next, activate the software to start using it.

Installing WolframScript

    Mathematica also comes with an optional WolframScript installer.

  1. In the Mathematica installer window, double-click the WolframScript.pkg icon to run the WolframScript installer.
  2. The Install WolframScript dialog appears. Click Continue.
  3. Click Install to perform a default installation.

  4. The installation is complete when the Summary dialog appears. Click Close to close the WolframScript installer.

The installation is now complete.
Next, activate Mathematica or sign in using your organization’s credentials to start using it.

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