Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed on the Dell computers on the first floor of the Myrin Library.

Wolfram Mathematica at Ursinus College

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How to Access Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • Myrin Library, first floor, and other labs by request.

Computer clusters

  • The Mathematica license at Ursinus allows for grid computing on dedicated research clusters and in distributed, or ad-hoc, grid environments. For details, please contact Andy Dorsett at adorsett@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 the form using an @ursinus.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 @ursinus.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 Andy Dorsett 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.


    • 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.


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 that make Mathematica useful for teaching practically any subject, 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.


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

    • Wolfram Language Training Courses—Free video courses

      Explore what’s possible with the Wolfram Language, including programming fundamentals and concepts, built-in functions, symbolic expressions, and tips for better, faster coding.