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Wolfram Mathematica @ The College of Wooster

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • All public and general labs

Computer clusters

  • The Mathematica license on campus allows for parallel computing on dedicated research clusters and in ad-hoc, or distributed, grid environments. For details, please contact Greg Carter at gregc@wolfram.com.

Mathematica can also be installed on:

  • Campus machines
    Follow the directions below to download software from Wolfram and request the appropriate activation key.
    1. Create an account (New users only):
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click “Create Account”
      2. Fill out form using a @wooster.edu email, and click “Create Wolfram ID”
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    2. 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.
    1. Create an account (New users only):
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click “Create Account”
      2. Fill out form using a @wooster.edu email, and click “Create Wolfram ID”
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    2. 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 Greg Carter at Wolfram Research know.


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

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