To run

*Mathematica* using a network license, both the client machine and the license server must be on the network and

*MathLM* must be running.

Double-click the

*Mathematica* icon in the directory where

*Mathematica* is installed. Alternatively, if you have placed the

*Mathematica* icon in the dock, single-click the icon.

Open the Terminal application and type the full pathname of the MathKernel binary in the window that appears. For example, if you installed

*Mathematica* in the Applications folder, type

/Applications/Mathematica.app/Contents/MacOS/MathKernel in a Terminal window and press

Return.

To maintain a centralized location for preferences and password files or to save disk space, you can run

*Mathematica* directly from a file server. To do this, the client machine does not need to have any

*Mathematica* files installed locally.

1. Connect to a file server on which

*Mathematica* is installed.

2. Double-click the icon representing the volume with the

*Mathematica* files. Then navigate to the location where

*Mathematica* is installed.

3. Double-click the

*Mathematica* icon in the directory where

*Mathematica* is installed.

The commands

MathKernel and

Mathematica have several command-line options used to specify certain configuration information and file locations.

The command

MathKernel starts the kernel, which is the part of

*Mathematica* that handles calculations. This command is also used by the

*Mathematica* front end.

The command

Mathematica runs the

*Mathematica* front end. In order to run

*Mathematica* with a command-line option, you must start it from the command line using the Terminal application.