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How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

Computer clusters

Mathematica can also be installed on:

University-managed computers

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:

  1. Log in at
    • If you do not have a user account, click Create Account.
    •  Fill out Create a Wolfram ID form using your email, and click Create Wolfram ID.
    • Check your email for a link to validate your Wolfram ID.
  2. On the Wolfram User Portal page, under My Products and Services, and Wolfram Mathematica, click the Download button for Mac, Windows, or Linux.
  3. Run the downloaded file. The Wolfram Download Manager window will open to finish downloading your software.
  4. 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.
  5. The Wolfram Mathematica Setup window will open. Follow the steps and click Install.
  6. Once the installation process is complete, click Finish and launch Wolfram Mathematica.
  7. In the Wolfram Product Activation window, under Activate With Your Organization (SSO), click Sign in.
  8. A browser window will open. Enter your UMass Amherst and click Continue.
    • Sign in with your UMass Amherst account. You may be prompted to authenticate with two-step login.



Mathematica Tutorials

These tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

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