Mathematica and matlab
Thanks to Rune C.Kildetoft Andresen for telling us how to do this.
Running Mathematica or Matlab on a Linux Box
First one need to setup a ssh connection to DIKU allowing X11 forwarding, this is done by writting
ssh -C -Y email@example.com
One should replace the username, spiderman, with ones own username on the DIKU system. Next one should log on to one of the kand machines at DIKU.
besthost kand xterm
If X11 forwarding works a xterm should now popup on ones desktop. At the prompt of the xterm one should now write
Or if one wants to run matlab simply type
That is pretty much it.
Fixing Mathematica Fonts
One may see the following error messages when opening Mathematica
spiderman@kand-2> xset: bad font path element (#307), possible causes are: Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions Directory missing fonts.dir Incorrect font server address or syntax
This is a known problem. The reason for the problem is that Mathematica is looking for the Fonts on the local machine. The solution is to install the Mathematica Fonts locally.
The Fonts is located at DIKUs system in the folder
First one should copy the contents of this folder onto the local machine, this is done easily by writting something like
su - cd /opt/ mkdir mathfonts scp -R firstname.lastname@example.org:/opt/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts /opt/mathfonts exit
Next one should go to the home folder and locate the shell script file (.bashrc),
cd emacs .bashrc &
and add the lines
xset fp+ /opt/mathfonts/Type1 xset fp+ /opt/mathfonts/BDF xset fp rehash
to the shell script file. Finally log out and on again. That's it!