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Sage Math can't find pandoc on MacOS Mojave

asked 2019-09-13 06:00:07 +0100

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updated 2020-01-12 13:17:30 +0100

FrédéricC gravatar image

Hi. I installed Sage Math earlier tonight. I'm liking it quite a lot so far, but when I tried to download a notebook as a pdf I got an error window telling me that it couldn't find pandoc. Indeed, it wasn't installed. So, I installed it with brew and now I can type

pandoc --version

in a terminal window and I get good output. But I still get the error in Sage. I feel like I need to somehow tell Sage where pandoc is, but I don't know how. I also installed basictex, or texbasic, or whatever - that went fine too.

Any thoughts?

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What happens if you run from sage.features.pandoc import Pandoc; Pandoc().is_present()?

Iguananaut gravatar imageIguananaut ( 2019-09-13 16:09:54 +0100 )edit

I have a similar issue. I try to export a markdown-heavy notebook in latex form and get the error that Sage cannot find pandoc. If the notebook is only sage code, and not a lot of markdown, then it exports fine. But if there is markdown with headers or a lot of math displays, then I get the error.

In my terminal, the query "which pandoc" yields "/Users/ptallen/anaconda3/bin/pandoc" So clearly pandoc is there.

Similarly "which xetex" yields "/Library/TeX/texbin/xetex" so that should not be the issue.


ptallen gravatar imageptallen ( 2020-04-20 02:42:04 +0100 )edit

ps. I'm using SageMath 8.7 on OSX 10.13 High Sierra

ptallen gravatar imageptallen ( 2020-04-20 02:43:08 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-09-13 10:27:39 +0100

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updated 2019-09-13 10:28:48 +0100

I am not a mac user, but the error you get about pandoc is weird since it should be sufficient that it is on your path. Regarding latex, note that you need xetexpackage, see

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