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How to Get Mathematica
Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:
Mathematica can also be installed on:
For university-managed devices, please contact your department’s IT administrator for help installing Mathematica.
Personally-owned faculty, staff, and student computers
For personally-owned devices:
- Log in at user.wolfram.com
- If you do not have a user account, click Create Account.
- Fill out Create a Wolfram ID form using your @umass.edu email, and click Create Wolfram ID.
- Check your email for a link to validate your Wolfram ID.
- On the Wolfram User Portal page, under My Products and Services, and Wolfram Mathematica, click the Download button for Mac, Windows, or Linux.
- Run the downloaded file. The Wolfram Download Manager window will open to finish downloading your software.
- Once the software has finished downloading, in the Wolfram Download Manager window, click Launch.
- You may be prompted to enter your computer's administrator username and password.
- The Wolfram Mathematica Setup window will open. Follow the steps and click Install.
- Once the installation process is complete, click Finish and launch Wolfram Mathematica.
- In the Wolfram Product Activation window, under Activate With Your Organization (SSO), click Sign in.
- A browser window will open. Enter your UMass Amherst netID@umass.edu and click Continue.
- Sign in with your UMass Amherst account. You may be prompted to authenticate with two-step login.
These tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.
- Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica
This tutorial helps you get started with Mathematica—learn how to create your first notebook, run calculations, generate visualizations, create interactive models, analyze data, and more.
- Mathematica & Wolfram Language Fast Introduction for Math Students (online book)
Use this tutorial to learn about solving math problems in the Wolfram Language—from basic arithmetic to integral calculus and beyond.
- What's New in Mathematica 12
Provides a list of new functionality in Mathematica 12, and links to documentation and examples for these new features—including blockchain management, audio processing, machine learning and neural networks, and text and language processing.
- How To Topics
Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.
- Mathematica Resources
Browse Wolfram's large collection of learning materials and support resources.
- Introduction to Notebooks (an interactive open course)
Learn to use Wolfram Notebooks for computing, programming, generating reports and creating presentations with this interactive course.
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
- Teaching and Learning with Mathematica—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.
- Preparing and Giving Presentations
Learn how to create a slideshow presentation that combines 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.
- Wolfram U Courses on Classroom Resources & Instruction
Access on-demand and live courses on using Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies in your classroom.
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
- Wolfram Language Training Courses—Free video courses
Explore what's possible with the Wolfram Language, including programming fundamentals and concepts, built-in functions, symbolic expressions, and tips for better, faster coding.
- Introduction to Parallel Computation in the Wolfram Language—Free video course
Learn how to create programs that take advantage of multicore machines or available clusters.
- Field-Specific Applications
Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.