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What is Mathematica?
Mathematica is the world's most powerful global computing environment. Ideal for use in engineering, mathematics, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, and a wide range of other fields, it makes possible a new level of automation in algorithmic computation, interactive manipulation, and dynamic presentation--as well as a whole new way of interacting with the world of data.
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Get Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Mathematica is currently available for installation in the following locations. Any questions, call Cheryl Stahler, x4685
- All public and general labs
- The Mathematica license at Bloomsburg University allows for grid computing on dedicated research clusters or in ad-hoc, or distributed, grid environments. Please contact Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research for more details.
To request Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, follow the directions below.
You can install Mathematica on a university owned computer yourself by using the Software Center program. To use the Software Center go to Start, in the Search Programs and Files box type in Software Center. You will see the Software Center in the results box. Clicking on this will open a list of software available for downloading to your computer including Mathematica. The Software Center is easy to use just check Mathematica and click on Install Selected. Please be aware that some software installations will reboot your computer automatically or require you to be logged out during the install, so please save all your work before clicking the Install Selected button and then relogon if necessary.
Request Mathematica for a personally owned machine: Fill out this request form for a home-use license from Wolfram.
- Create an account (New users only):
- Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
- Fill out form using a @bloomu.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
- Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
- Request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro:
- Request Mathematica for a personally owned machine:
- Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
- Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
- Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
- Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt
Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research know.
The first two 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 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.
- Tour of Wolfram|Alpha
New to Wolfram|Alpha? Take a tour to learn what you can do with Wolfram|Alpha, and explore additional features you get with Wolfram|Alpha Pro.
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.
- 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—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.