Install on macOS


This section only lists technical details. For step-by-step instructions, see

DSS can be installed on macOS.

For standard desktop use, download the native macOS package from our website and install it by simple drag-and-drop into the Applications folder. This configures Data Science Studio with the following default options:

  • Installation directory: /Applications/
  • Data directory: $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home
  • TCP base port: 11200

This package installs an icon in the application Dock with which you can start and stop DSS.


The native macOS wrapper for Data Science Studio logs its messages to macOS system logs. In case of installation failure, or of problems starting / stopping DSS, open the macOS “Console” application and type “DataScienceStudio” in the search filter to browse relevant troubleshooting messages.

macOS prerequisites

Data Science Studio can only be installed on macOS 10.9 “Mavericks” or later.

Data Science Studio requires a 64-bit Java Development Kit (JDK) or Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7 or 8, installed in the standard system location. Suitable installation kits for your system can be found at

How to

Where is the DSS data directory?

The DSS data directory is in $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home

Advanced macOS installation

For advanced or non-standard uses, it is possible to install DSS on macOS using the regular Linux procedure (see Installing a new DSS instance), using a specific dataiku-dss-VERSION-osx.tar.gz installation kit. The installation kit can be downloaded from

You can follow the Linux installation procedure, apart from the script installing dependencies and the script configuring DSS to start on boot.

In that mode, you keep full control over all installation parameters (directories, port, Java and Python subsystems used). However, the native widget enabling start/stop of DSS from the macOS dock is not available.