Ask Your Question

Sage 5.5 + OS Mountain Lion + Chrome or Firefox or Safari -> interactive 3d plotting fail

asked 2013-01-08 08:55:34 -0500

araichev gravatar image

updated 2015-01-13 15:38:02 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

Hi all, i'm running Sage 5.5 with Apple OS Mountain Lion. Running a Sage notebook on Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, i can't get Jmol to make my 3d plots interactive. When i click the 'make interactive' button, i get a 'missing plug-in' error link which refers me to this Java page to download Java 7. Do i really need Java 7 to make 3d plots interactive? I ask, because the java download page has this warning:

If you download Java 7, you will not be able to run Java content in Chrome and will need to use a 
64-bit browser (such as Safari or Firefox) to run Java content within a browser. Additionally, 
installing Java 7 will disable the ability to use Apple Java 6 on your system.

By the way, i did not have this problem with Sage 5.4 and Apple OS Lion.

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

2 answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2013-01-08 15:00:40 -0500

I think that in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, or possibly in some release of OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple stopped distributing Java, so you do have to download and install it separately. Also, Sage's default way of displaying 3d plots (interactive plots, that is) requires Java.

edit flag offensive delete link more

answered 2013-09-05 06:43:33 -0500

kcrisman gravatar image

It's actually somewhat more complicated than this, though John is basically right and probably exactly right in many cases. I just ran into something similar, and found that JavaTester has a great explanation. The upshot is that this Apple page may have instructions that help certain Sage users, especially on Lion or Mountain Lion.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2013-01-08 08:55:34 -0500

Seen: 714 times

Last updated: Sep 05 '13