starts the full Mathematica system including notebook interface on Windows and Mac.
- The Mathematica notebook interface provides dynamic interactivity and enhanced graphics functionality, and calls the kernel via MathLink to perform calculations.
- The first calculation in a notebook may take slightly longer, as it typically launches the kernel.
- The following command-line options are typically accepted:
-mathlink make the front end run as a child process that is capable of accepting MathLink packets -pwfile file specify a file in which to look for Mathematica passwords
- The following additional command-line options are accepted on Mac:
-clean ignore stored caches and rebuild the front end preferences file -preferencesDirectory dir specify the location where preference settings are stored -topDirectory dir specify the location of the Mathematica installation directory