How to install and configure Wolfram Mathematica on Raspberry Pi

How to install and configure Wolfram Mathematica on Raspberry  Pi

This tutorial will show you how you can install the free version of Wolfram Mathematica on Raspbian OS.

Wolfram Mathematica, commonly known as Mathematica, is a mathematical computation tool developed to process simple to complex mathematical operations.

It is a standard tool in many scientific fields such as engineering, pure mathematics, computer science, and many more. It provides a simple and intuitive programming language that eliminates the need for custom configuration when working with complex scientific operations.

Therefore, if you are in a field requiring heavy mathematical computation, Wolfram Mathematica might be the tool you need.

Requirements

Before proceeding along with this tutorial, you will need:

Software

  • A sudo or root user
  • at least 1 GB of free space
  • network connectivity

Hardware

  • Raspberry Pi or Raspbian OS.
  • Input Device - Keyboard and Mouse
  • Display

With the above requirements met, we can proceed.

Update your Raspberry Pi

The first step is to ensure you have the latest packages on your system.

Start by updating the packages index with the command:

sudo apt-get update

Next, update your system with the command:

sudo apt-get upgrade

Install Wolfram Mathematica

Once you have your system updated and ready to go, we can install Mathematica.

Open your browser and navigate to the resource below:

https://www.wolfram.com/engine/

Select Download for Linux and save the provided installer.

Next, navigate into the directory where you downloaded the Wolfram engine:

cd Downloads

Next, set execute permissions on the file:

chmod +x WolframEngine_13.1.0_LINUX.sh 

Finally, run the command below to install:

sudo ./WolframEngine_13.1.0_LINUX.sh 

The command will extract and install the Wolfram Engine on your system.

To launch the Wolfram Mathematica, Navigate to Menu -> Programming -> Wolfram

Closing

In this article, we discussed how you can install the Wolfram Mathematica engine on your Raspberry Pi or Raspbian OS.

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