Mathematica

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • Most computer labs on campus.

Mathematica can also be installed on:

Campus machines

Follow the directions below to download software from Wolfram and request the appropriate activation key.

  • Create an account _(New users only)
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
      2. Fill out form using a @ncat.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    1. 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.

* Create an account (New users only):

      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
      2. Fill out form using a @ncat.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    1. 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.

Mathematica Tutorials

The first three 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 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.
  • Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language (book)Learn Mathematica at your own pace from authors with 50+ years of combined Mathematica experience---with hands-on examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and authors' tips that introduce you to the breadth of Mathematica with a focus on ease of use.
  • What's New in Mathematica 10Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 10, including machine learning, computational geometry, geographic computation, and device connectivity.
  • Learning CenterSearch 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.\
  • Wolfram Demonstrations Project Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.\
  • Wolfram Training Education Courses Access on-demand and live courses on Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.

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.* Utilizing HPC and Grid Computing in Education---Video tutorial Learn how to create programs and take advantage of multi-core machines or a dedicated cluster.* Field-Specific Applications Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.
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