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How do I set up System Modeler on Linux?

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The System Modeler installer for Linux is a bash script that runs in the Linux terminal. If you are not familiar with the terminal, please read a brief guide on how to use the terminal. The setup is an easy-to-follow dialog.

Running the Installer from a Downloaded Script

  1. Open a terminal and change the directory to where the installer is located. For example, if the installer is located on your desktop, run:
     cd Desktop 

    This changes the directory to your desktop. If you wish to verify that the installer file is on your desktop, use the command ls.

  2. The installer needs administrative privileges to run. Use the command sudo to run the installer script. For example, if the installer is called “installer.sh”, run:
     sudo bash installer.sh 

    The prompt for the installation directory appears.

     Enter the installation directory, or press ENTER to select /usr/local/Wolfram/SystemModeler/14.0: 
  3. Press Enter to install System Modeler to the default directory. Otherwise, type the full file path to your desired installation directory and press Enter. The installer then copies the files to the installation directory.
    Type the directory path in which the System Modeler
    script(s) will be created, or press ENTER to select
  4. Press Enter to place the executable in the default directory. Otherwise, enter the full file path and press Enter.
    The installer copies the executables to the desired directory.

    The installer may ask you to choose if you want to overwrite or rename a previously existing installation of System Modeler. At this step, you can also choose to cancel your installation.

      (1) Overwrite
      (2) Rename
      (3) Cancel
    Type your selection, or press ENTER to select (1):
  5. Press Enter to overwrite the previous installation.
    Type 2 if you want to retain your older installation and rename it.
  6. Installation is now complete. Activate System Modeler to start using it.

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