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How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer clusters

Mathematica can also be installed on:

Personally-owned faculty, staff, and student computers

For personally-owned devices:

• 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.
2. On the Wolfram User Portal page, under My Products and Services, and Wolfram Mathematica, click the Download button for Mac, Windows, or Linux.
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.
8. A browser window will open. Enter your UMass Amherst netID@umass.edu and click Continue.

Mathematica Tutorials

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.