If Geomview is properly installed on your system according to the instructions in See Installation, then the Mathematica-to-Geomview packages should work as described here; there should be no need for additional installation procedures. In practice, however, it is sometimes necessary to taylor the installation of the Mathematica packages and/or of Geomview itself to suit the needs of a particular system. This section contains details about how the installation works; if the Mathematica-to-Geomview connection does not seem to work for you after following the Geomview installation procedure, consult this section to see what might need to be fixed.
In this section, the phrase Geomview installation refers any of the procedures in See Installation. The way the Mathematica packages work and are installed is the same regardless of whether you have one of the binary distributions or the source distribution.
$Pathvariable in a Mathematica session on your system to see a list of the directories on Mathematica's search path.
The Geomview installation procedure puts copies of the Mathematica
packages into a directory that you specify (
should ensure that Mathematica can find them. Alternately, you could
arrange to append the pathname of the Mathmematica package subdirectory
of the Geomview distribution to the
$Path variable each time you
BINDIR). Ideally, this directory should be on your shell's
$path. More specifically, it should be on the
$pathof the shell in which Mathematica runs; the directory /usr/local/bin is usually a good choice. You can see the list of directories on this path by giving the command
!echo $pathin Mathematica.
If for some reason you can't arrange for geomview,
math2oogl, and oogl2rib to be in a directory on the
$path, you can modify OOGL.m to cause it to look
for them using absolute pathnames. To do this, change the definitions
of the variables
$GeomRoot, which are
defined near the top of the file. Change
$GeomviewPath to the
absolute pathname of the geomview shell script on your system.
$GeomRoot to the absolute pathname of the
$GEOMROOT directory on your system. If you do this, you should
also make sure there are copies of geomview, math2oogl,
and oogl2rib in the $GEOMROOT/bin/<CPU>.