starts the full Wolfram System including notebook interface on Windows and Mac.


  • The Wolfram System notebook interface provides dynamic interactivity and enhanced graphics functionality, and calls the kernel via WSTP 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:
  • -wstpmake the front end run as a child process that is capable of accepting WSTP packets
    -pwfile filespecify a file in which to look for Wolfram System passwords
  • The following additional command-line options are accepted on Mac:
  • -cleanignore stored caches and rebuild the front end preferences file
    -preferencesDirectory dirspecify the location where preference settings are stored
    -topDirectory dirspecify the location of the Wolfram System installation directory