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Mathematica

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • All public and general labs

Computer clusters

  • The Mathematica license at Radford University allows for grid computing for dedicated research clusters or in ad-hoc, or distributed grid environments. To get started, 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 form using a @radford.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 @radford.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

     


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 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.

 

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

 

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