[HCS-D]Mathematica for Linux?
Gregory N. Price
gprice at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Dec 6 20:00:39 EST 2004
On Sun, Dec 05, 2004 at 10:26:12PM -0500, Thomas Beatty wrote:
Does anyone know how I could get one of the Linux versions of
Mathematica without having to pay Wolfram anything (like how we can
download Mathematica for Windows from the FAS Computing webpage)?
FAS has a site license, so you can get it essentially the same way as
the Windows version. It's a little more complicated, though, for
Hmm... used to be you went to www.courses.fas/software/mathematica and
it had instructions. That page is gone.
But going to Wolfram's web site, it notices the Harvard IP address and
splashes a link right there telling about the site license. It leads to
(viewed, I expect, from the Harvard network.)
You'll want to follow the instructions to `request a student home-use license'.
Hope that does it.
P.S. - Also (as long as I'm asking Linux questions), I'm running
Mandrake 10.1 and whenever I try to use the console and ssh into
fas.harvard.edu it tells me the connection is refused (FTP also doesn't
work). The rest of my network connection (internet, file-transfer, IM)
works fine. Anybody got any suggestions?
Odd. Can you connect specifically to fas.harvard.edu by those other
means? How about `telnet fas.harvard.edu 22' -- going to the SSH
port? Should give you the greeting `SSH-1.99-OpenSSH_3.6.1p2'.
Try also going to a specific host; say, `ssh ls02.fas.harvard.edu'.
Is that domain name resolving correctly? Try `host fas.harvard.edu';
the answer should be 184.108.40.206.
I confess I'm shooting in the dark here.
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