MathBench is entirely written in Python and as such works on
several platforms namely Linux, MacOSX and Windows.

There are several ways to install it, and we will mainly describe here the most generic way to do it (ie the one that works whatever the platfoms). We also provide some information about an easier way to install it on MacOSX.

Generic installation: the EasyInstall way


  1. Install Python (2.4 or later)
  2. Install setuptools
  3. Install wxPython (2.8 or later)

MathBench installation

  1. Download the .egg file of MathBench from PyPI
  2. Run easy_install on it
  3. Relax, it's done !


easy_install should be available on a Terminal in Linux or MacOSX. On windows you might have to look for it in your Python installation's Scripts directory (e.g. c:Python25Scripts)

Running it

On Linux and MacOSX, you can type MathBench in a Terminal and the application will be launched. Alternatively you can then create shortcuts or desktop entries to make it easier.

On Windows, an executable script is installed in your Python installation's Scripts directory (see this explorer screenshot). Double click on it to launch MathBench. Alternatively you can create a shortcut to this script from anywhere on your desktop.

MacOSX specific install

  1. Download the from MathBench's SourceForge download page
  2. Unzip the archive
  3. Double click on the MathBench icon to launch it

Windows specific install

  1. Check that the Requirements are installed on your system
  2. Download the .exe from MathBench's SourceForge download page
  3. Run it to launch the installation process
  4. Once the installation is finished please follow the Running it instructions.