Install on macOS


  • DSS on macOS is not meant for production usage.

  • DSS on macOS is only provided for testing and experiments.

  • Dataiku will not provide support on this platform.

macOS prerequisites

  • macOS 10.9 “Mavericks” or later

  • At least 8Gb of RAM

  • Intel x86-64 or Apple Silicon


On Apple silicon, DSS runs using Rosetta (no additional installation or setup is required). It is currently not possible to run DSS natively on Apple silicon.

Install and use DataScienceStudio

For standard desktop use, download the native macOS Dataiku Launcher package from our website. Double click on DataScienceStudio.dmg and drag-and-drop the into the Applications folder.

To start DataScienceStudio, click on in the Applications folder. DSS will automatically start.


DSS and it’s dependencies will be downloaded and installed automatically upon first start of the Applications

The Dataiku Launcher will install DSS alongside its dependencies (Java, Python, R) on your machine with the following configuration:

  • Installation directory: $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/kits

  • Data directory: $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/dss_home

  • Python directory: $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/Python

  • Java directory: $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/Java

  • R directory: $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/R

  • TCP base port: 11200

  • SSL certificate file path: $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/certificates.pem


Do not modify any of the above installations as it might break the setup. Dependencies versions and updates are managed by the launcher.

By defaut R is not installed. To enable the R integration you need to select the corresponding option by right clicking on the tray icon. (DSS must be started)


The logs are stored in the $HOME/Library/DataScienceStudio/launcher.log file. For other logs check Logging in DSS