- What is Mathematica?
- Is Mathematica available for my machine's operating system?
- How do I get a copy of Mathematica?
- Where do I find instructions to install Mathematica?
- How do I get a password for Mathematica?
- When does my license expire?
- Where can I find documentation for Mathematica?
- How can I obtain technical support?
- What other benefits are included with the site license?
- Where can new and existing users learn more about using Mathematica?
- Where can I find additional Mathematica-related resources?
- Who do I contact with questions about Mathematica licensing?
Mathematica is the world's most powerful global computing environment. Ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation--as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data.
Features include instant dynamic interactivity, high-impact adaptive visualization, symbolic interface construction, load-on-demand curated data, and more.
Mathematica is available for onsite machines running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Unix. Home-use licenses are available for machines running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Click here for a complete list of platforms supported.
Computer Lab Machines:
Mathematica is currently available on all computer lab machines. Please consult with Local Mathematica Contact to include additional computer labs.
Our site license enables you to use Mathematica for teaching or academic research projects. Employees or students can pick up the installation media from Local Mathematica Contact.
Employees can request a free home-use license for a personally owned machine directly from Wolfram Research at URL. You will need our site license number, which is available by consulting Local Mathematica Contact.
Students can purchase discounted licenses for personally owned machines through Wolfram Research for $44.95 (Semester Edition) or $69.95 (Annual Edition) at www.wolfram.com/students. Faculty are encouraged to let Local Mathematica know if a significant number of students will use Mathematica for a course, as additional discounts may be available.
Installation instructions for Mathematica and Network Mathematica can be found below:
When you install MathLM, a single-machine Mathematica license, or Mathematica for Students, you need to register your license to receive a password.
To obtain a password for your work machine, you'll need our site license number (available by consulting Local Mathematical Contact). If installing Mathematica on a personally owned machine, you should use your home-use license number. You'll also need the MathID number that is generated and displayed by the product during the installation process. Tips for locating your MathID number are posted here.
Your Mathematica license expires each year on DATE. To continue using Mathematica, follow the instructions below:
To continue to use Mathematica, you must consult Local Mathematica Contact before Novemeber 2009 (but renewable each year) to extend your license. After you obtain a license extension, you will be able to obtain a new password for Mathematica so you can continue to use the license until November of the following year.
To continue to use Mathematica, please fill out the Home-Use License Request Form. After you obtain a password extension, you may continue to use the license until November of the following year.
To continue to use Mathematica for Students, you must consult Local Mathematica Contact before November to extend your license. After you obtain a license extension, you will be able to obtain a new password for Mathematica for Students so you can continue to use the license until November of the following year.
Full information on the functions, capabilities, and unified structure of the Mathematica system is available online through the Wolfram Mathematica Documentation Center.
Consult with Local Mathematica Contact for technical support.
Mathematica Player Pro
Mathematica Player Pro allows non-Mathematica-users to run any program or application created in Mathematica. Complimentary copies of Mathematica Player Pro are available for use on computers that are owned by and located at MCS, or employee-owned computers. Employees may obtain Player Pro online using our site license number (available by consulting Local Mathematica Contact).
Wolfram Workbench is an integrated development environment (IDE) for building large-scale technical solutions with Mathematica. If you want to develop code written in the Mathematica language, you can request a free copy of Wolfram Workbench using our site license number (available by consulting Local Mathematica Contact).
webMathematica Amateur allows you to create websites where users can compute and visualize results directly from a web browser. A limited number of webMathematica Amateur licenses are available for those who wish to showcase their work over the web. To request a license, please consult Local Mathematica Contact.
The Mathematica Journal
Free online access to The Mathematica Journal is available through http://www.wolfram.com/premiersupport. Enter our site license number (available by consulting Local Mathematica Contact) and click on the link to The Mathematica Journal on this page to read current and past issues posted online.
Discounts on Wolfram Education Group classes and Mathematica conferences
You are eligible for a 15% discount off the standard price of all Wolfram Education Group classroom-based and online courses. Click here for a complete list of classes and to register. Discounts ranging from 10 to 50% off are also available for select Wolfram Research conferences, presentations, seminars, and other events. Be sure to include our site license number (available by consulting Local Mathematica Contact) when you register for these events so you receive your discount.
Online videos to help you learn how to incorporate Mathematica into your everyday tasks. Below are several that are great for individuals who are new to Mathematica.
- Wolfram Mathematica in Action
- Hands-On Start to Mathematica
- Utilizing Existing Classroom Models for Your Own Use
- Making Interactive Classroom Models in Mathematica
- Utilizing Resources to Expand Use of Mathematica
- Creating and Utilizing Graphics in Mathematica
- Using Mathematica's Integrated Data
Tutorials from Wolfram ResearchSeveral tutorials are available from Wolfram Research to help you learn the basics of Mathematica, including:
- Getting Used to Mathematica
- Your First Mathematica Calculations
- The Structure of Mathematica
- Defining Functions
If you are interested in a more individualized experience, Wolfram Research may be able to arrange a seminar or webcast for your group.
Wolfram Mathematica Player
The free interactive player for Mathematica notebook documents
Mathematica Online Resource Guide
A comprehensive list of Mathematica-related links that includes information on resources, support, training, events, and more
Wolfram Library Archive
A variety of resources for all users such as books, tutorials, courseware, and research papers
Find answers to all of your technical questions about Mathematica
Local Mathematica Contact:
Department of Math and Computer Science
College of Science