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[an error occurred while processing this directive] $SystemID

  • $SystemID is a short string that identifies the type of computer system on which Mathematica is being run.
  • Computer systems with the same $SystemID should be binary compatible, so that the same external programs and .mx files can be used.
  • Sometimes binary compatibility may only be complete when the same version of the operating system is used.
  • $SystemID is used in naming directories generated by DumpSave and mcc.
  • Values for $SystemID contain only alphanumeric characters and dashes.
  • Typical values are "Windows", "Mac", "SPARC" and "SGI".
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.11.1, Section 2.12.5Section 2.13.5.
  • See also: $System, $Version, $MachineType, $OperatingSystem.