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I am attempting make life easier, and, instead of using Mathematica at the same time that I'm using LyX (a front end for LaTeX), I was hoping that I could just use LyX and use the CAS option to do some of the simple algebraic computations that Mathematica can handle so powerfully.

Of course, this has been a headache for me, as I am not very comfortable with anything Unix related. I already know where to locate Mathematica, its absolute path name, and can put it inside the "PATH prefix" that LyX demands of me. But, even doing that, I cannot get an output on the simplest of computations.

Is anyone familiar with this, because I'm up against a wall. I have no idea what to do. I've been trying for hours.

By the way, as is evident from the picture, I am on a Mac, I don't know if that makes a significant difference.

Thanks!

Edit:

Here is some more information about something that I'm asking LyX to do, in a picture:

Would you elaborate ? Because I don't really see a question being asked here.. Also, any kind of error log is more than welcome :) – Sektor – 2014-02-23T21:51:05.313

Certainly. I'm wondering why LyX and Mathematica aren't communicating. I've pointed LyX (with what I assume is the correct path) towards Mathematica and basically said, 'OK, now do some basic calculations when I ask you to.' But, this is not the case, LyX and Mathematica don't seem to understand that I wish for them to interact.

Whenever I make LyX do a calculation with Mathematica, nothing happens. LyX says that it is going to get Mathematica, it pops up saying "math-extern Mathematica", but nothing happens! Even though I've pointed LyX towards Mathematica! So that's where the issue lies. :) – Matthew – 2014-02-23T22:05:54.993

These posts might be useful, they mention a batch script to set the path (they don't actually mention when to run it though). link

– Ymareth – 2014-02-24T09:08:15.687