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How do I set up Wolfram Desktop on macOS?

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To install Wolfram Desktop, you first download the product’s Download Manager from your Wolfram Account page; then, with its help, download the Wolfram Desktop installer; and finally, install Wolfram Desktop and its documentation.

  1. Quit any previous installations of Wolfram products that are running on your machine.
  2. If you already have an older version of Wolfram Desktop installed in your Applications folder, please rename it before installing.
  3. Go to your Wolfram Account page. Navigate to the Products and Services tab and then select Wolfram|One.
  4. In the Desktop section, click the Download button. Wait for the download of the Download Manager for Wolfram Desktop + Documentation for macOS to finish.
    Alternatively, to install only the documentation or to download the installer without the Wolfram Download Manager, click See all download options and previous versions.
  5. Run the downloaded dmg file from your Downloads folder.
  6. Double-click the icon to start the installer’s download process.
  7. Click Next to download both installers to the default downloads folder. To download them to a different directory, click Browse and select the directory. Then click Next to continue.
  8. Wait for the download to complete.
  9. Installing the Documentation

    1. Click Launch to start the Wolfram Desktop documentation installation process.
    2. Click Continue.
    3. Click Install to start the documentation installation.
    4. Wait for the documentation installation process to finish.
    5. Click Close to finish the Documentation’s installation.

    Installing Wolfram Desktop

      The Wolfram Desktop installer window appears.

    1. Drag the product icon to the Applications folder to begin installing. Wait for the installation to complete.
    2. Click the Wolfram Desktop icon in your Applications folder. The Wolfram Product Activation dialog appears.

    3. Click Continue and provide your credentials to activate your product copy.

    Wolfram Desktop is now set up and ready to use.

    Installing wolframscript

    Wolfram Desktop also comes with an optional wolframscript installer.

    1. Return to the Wolfram Desktop installer window.
    2. Double-click the wolframscript.pkg icon to run the wolframscript installer. The Install wolframscript dialog appears.
    3. Click Continue.
    4. Click Install to install wolframscript at its default location.
    5. Click Close to close the wolframscript installer.

    wolframscript’s installation is now complete.

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