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Downloads of v 6.1.2:


Last Update:

12 Jul 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • MacKichan Software
  • Inc.


scientificword scientific word tex latex typesetting trial admin

Scientific Word (Final Release)

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6.1.2 | Updated: 12 Jul 2021



Downloads of v 6.1.2:



Software Author(s):

  • MacKichan Software
  • Inc.

Scientific Word (Final Release) 6.1.2

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Scientific Word (Final Release), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Scientific Word (Final Release), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Scientific Word (Final Release), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade scientificword -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade scientificword -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install scientificword
    name: scientificword
    version: '6.1.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'scientificword' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '6.1.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller scientificword
    Name     = "scientificword"
    Version  = "6.1.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'scientificword':
  ensure   => '6.1.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 12 Jul 2021.


Scientific Word Version 6 brings you the ease of entering text and mathematics in natural notation in an easy-to-use word processing system. With its entirely new Mozilla-based architecture, Scientific Word 6 provides more flexibility for your workplace. You can save or export your documents in multiple formats, according to your publication and portability needs. Your documents are saved as xml files which makes them completely portable across platforms. Sharing your work with colleagues is easier than ever.

Because Scientific Word 6 is a front end to LaTeX, you do not have to learn the LaTeX syntax. When you typeset, LaTeX automatically generates footnotes, indexes, bibliographies, tables of contents, and cross-references.

MacKichan Software, Inc. has gone out of business

MacKichan Software, Inc., after providing word processing software for those who speak the language of mathematics for forty years (under several names), closed its doors on June 30, 2021. This marks the end of sales and support for the MacKichan Software products.

We expect to make Scientific Word an open source product eventually.

Trial Version

  • By default, this package will install a limited, trial version of Scientific Word without the ability to save or print.
  • You will need to activate the installation with an email address to make it fully functional. (Click on Help in the menu bar, then choose Activate. Follow the instructions given on the screen.)
  • The 30-day trial serial number to use will be put on the desktop in a text file named "Scientific Word Trial Serial Number.txt".
  • If you reference an existing license (below), this file will NOT be created.

Package Parameters for Licenses

If you already have a license file or RLM license server for Scientific Word, the following package parameters are available to be used with the -params switch to direct the program to a license.:

  • /LicenseFile:<path>
    Set this parameter to have the license file copied to the local install location.
  • /SystemVariable:<port@server|path>
    Set this parameter to have the system environment variable, "mackichn_LICENSE", (which is the first thing checked by the software) set to either:
    • <port@server> the port and server name of a configured license server
    • <path (to license)> the path to a license file or a folder (with multiple license files). It cannot contain the @ symbol.
Examples :

choco install scientificword -params '"/SystemVariable:[email protected]"'
choco install scientificword -params '"/LicenseFile:""\\Server\Share\SciWord\license.lic"""'
(note: the double-double quotes around the path are only needed if it contains spaces)

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName = 'ScientificWord'
$url         = ''
$Checksum    = '65616267E78DAC1293B5304F7FBB0A6DFDC412A63AFE45E2BBA20C067FBAE972'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url
  softwareName  = 'Scientific Word*'
  checksum      = $Checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = '--mode unattended --unattendedmodeui none'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

$UserArguments = Get-PackageParameters

if (!$UserArguments) {
   Write-Debug 'No Package Parameters Passed in.  Collecting 30-day Serial Number.'
   $WebClient = New-Object System.Net.Webclient
   $DownloadURL  = ''
   $DownloadPage = $webclient.DownloadString($DownloadURL)
   $SN = $DownloadPage -replace '(?smi).*title=.Scientific Word.*?(\d\d\d-E[0-9-]+).*','$1'
   $Desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')
   $SN | Out-File (Join-Path $Desktop 'Scientific Word Trial Serial Number.txt') -Force

if ($UserArguments['LicenseFile']) {
   Write-Host "You requested copying a license file from '$($UserArguments.LicenseFile)'."
   if (test-path $UserArguments['licenseFile']) {
      [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'Scientific Word'
      $Destination = Join-Path (Split-Path $key.UninstallString) 'SW'
      Copy-Item $UserArguments.LicenseFile $Destination -Force
   } else {
      Write-Warning "LicenseFile '$($UserArguments['LicenseFile'])' not found!"

if ($UserArguments['SystemVariable']) {
   Write-Host "You requested the 'mackichn_LICENSE' environment variable be set to '$($UserArguments.SystemVariable)'."
   Write-Warning 'No check on the accuracy or existance of the information will be made.'

   $EnVarArgs = @{
      VariableName  = 'mackichn_LICENSE'
      VariableValue = $UserArguments.SystemVariable
      VariableType  = 'Machine'
   Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable @EnVarArgs
$packageName = 'ScientificWord'

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'Scientific Word'

$UninstallArgs = @{
   Statements      = '--mode unattended --unattendedmodeui none'
   ExeToRun        = $key.UninstallString
   validExitCodes = @(0)
Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin @UninstallArgs

if ($env:mackichn_LICENSE) {
   Uninstall-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable -VariableName 'mackichn_LICENSE' -VariableType 'Machine'
} else {
   $TrialLicense = join-path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')) 'Scientific Word Trial Serial Number.txt'
   if (test-path $TrialLicense) {
      Remove-Item $TrialLicense

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Scientific Word (Install) 6.1.0 76 Saturday, June 12, 2021 Approved
Scientific Word (Install) 6.0.30 440 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Approved
Scientific Word (Install) 6.0.28 345 Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Approved
Scientific Word (Install) 6.0.27 399 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Approved
Scientific Word (Install) 6.0.26 388 Monday, June 19, 2017 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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