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How do I use graphics in Wolfram?

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:07 pm
by schollz
When I open wolfram (double clicking on "Wolfram") it opens up in xterm so that if I plot something I can't get a graphics window to come up:

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In[1] := Plot[Sin[x],{x,-2,2}]
Out[1]= -Graphics-
If I try to do other things that involve graphics (like the Facebook graph) it says there is no front-end.

How do I use graphics in Wolfram, is there a front-end that needs to be installed separately?

Thanks.

Re: How do I use graphics in Wolfram?

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:19 pm
by DeeJay
schollz wrote:
How do I use graphics in Wolfram, is there a front-end that needs to be installed separately?
Mathematica? (pre-installed on recent raspbian distributions)

Re: How do I use graphics in Wolfram?

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:25 am
by schollz
Thanks, that's the trick! I ran "mathematica" from the console and it loads up the front-end.

Just so people know, I tried some of these commands from Stephen Wolfram's video: http://www.wimp.com/programminglanguage/

It works, but it is very, very slow. (And I didn't get some things to work in any appreciable amount of time - like the camera and the social networking). Maybe that's for another thread, though.