gives detailed information about the Mathematica system being run.

gives a list of rules with information about the component .

SystemInformation["comp", "prop"]
gives the value of property for component .


  • When run in a notebook interface SystemInformation[] yields a graphical form; otherwise it gives a list of rules.
  • SystemInformation[All] always gives a list of rules.
  • Typical possible components to specify include:
  • "Kernel"Mathematica kernel used for evaluation
    "FrontEnd"Mathematica front end used for display
    "Links"external links
    "Devices"devices, drivers, etc.
    "Network"network connectivity
  • SystemInformation["comp", "Properties"] gives a list of names of properties for component .
  • SystemInformation["Components"] gives a list of names of components.
  • SystemInformation gives information on the kernel in which it is evaluated, and the front end in which it is displayed.
  • SystemInformation["comp", ...] returns Missing["NotActive"] if the specified component is not active in your current system.

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