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Mathematica

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • Mathematica is installed in campus computer labs and the Martin Family Library.
Mathematica can also be installed on:
    • Campus machines

      Follow the directions below to download software from Wolfram and request the appropriate activation key. 
      1. Create an account (New users only):
        1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
        2. Fill out form using a @stmsaints.com email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
        3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
      2. Request the download and key:
        1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
        2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
        3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
        4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt
       

    • Faculty and staff personally owned machines

      Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

    • Student personally owned machines

      Follow the directions below to download from the Wolfram User Portal. 
      1. Create an account (New users only):
        1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
        2. Fill out form using a @stmsaints.com email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
        3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
      2. Request the download and key:
        1. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
        2. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
        3. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
        4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt
       

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Troy Schaudt at Wolfram Research know.

Get Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Faculty, staff, and students can request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro following the directions below.
      1. Create an account (New users only):
        1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
        2. Fill out form using a @stmsaints.com email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
        3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
      2. Request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro:
        1. Fill out this form to request access
        2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro
 

Get Mathematica Online

Faculty, staff, and students can request access to Mathematica Online following the directions below.
      1. Create an account (New users only):
        1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
        2. Fill out form using a @stmsaints.com email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
        3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
      2. Request access to Mathematica Online:
        1. Fill out this form to request access
        2. Go to Wolfram Cloud and click "Mathematica Online" to access Mathematica Online
 

Mathematica Tutorials

The first three tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learnMathematica outside of class time.

      • Hands-on Start to Mathematica (videos)
        Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.


      • What's New in Mathematica 10
        Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 10, including machine learning, computational geometry, geographic computation, and device connectivity.

      • How To Topics
        Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

    • Learning Center
      Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.

Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

Resources for educators

      • Mathematica for Teaching and Education—Free video course
        Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.

      • How To Create a Lecture Slideshow—Video tutorial
        Learn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.

      • Wolfram Demonstrations Project
        Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Resources for researchers

      • Mathematica for University Research—Free video course
        Explore Mathematica's high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.