Mathematica

Mathematica at GU

What is Mathematica?
Is Mathematica available for my machine's operating system?
How do I get a copy of Mathematica?
Where do I find instructions to install Mathematica?
How do I get a password for Mathematica?
When does my license expire?
Where can I find documentation for Mathematica?
How can I obtain technical support?
What other benefits are included with the site license?
Where can I find additional Mathematica-related resources?
Who do I contact with questions about Mathematica licensing?

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.

Features include instant dynamic interactivity, high-impact adaptive visualization, symbolic interface construction, load-on-demand curated data, and more.

Is Mathematica available for my machine's operating system?

Mathematica is available for onsite machines running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Unix. A limited number of faculty and staff home-use licenses are available for machines running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Click here for a complete list of platforms supported.

How do I get a copy of Mathematica?

Computer Lab Machines
Mathematica is currently available on all computer lab machines in the Arts & Sciences Teaching Lab (CG 243). Please contact Brett Hendricks to include additional computer labs.

Onsite Machines
Our site license enables you to use Mathematica for teaching or academic research projects. Please contact Brett Hendricks for installation media.

Employee-Owned Machines
Employees can request a free home-use license for a personally owned machine directly from Wolfram Research. You will need our site license number, which is available by contacting Brett Hendricks.

Student-Owned Machines
Students can purchase discounted licenses for personally owned machines through Wolfram Research for $44.95 (Semester Edition) or $69.95 (Annual Edition). Faculty are encouraged to let Brett Hendricks know if a significant number of students will use Mathematica for a course, as additional discounts may be available.

Where do I find instructions to install Mathematica?

Installation instructions for Mathematica and Network Mathematica can be found below:

How do I get a password for Mathematica?

When you install MathLM, a single-machine Mathematica license, or Mathematica for Students, you need to register your license to receive a password.

Web: http://register.wolfram.com
Email: register@wolfram.com
Toll free (U.S. and Canada): +1-877-239-7177
Outside the U.S. and Canada: +1-217-398-5151

To obtain a password for your work machine, you'll need our site license number (available by contacting Brett Hendricks). If installing Ion a personally owned machine, you should use your home-use license number. You'll also need the MathID number that is generated and displayed by the product during the installation process. Tips for locating your MathID number are posted here.

When does my license expire?

Your Mathematica license expires each year on July 31. To continue using Mathematica, follow the instructions below:

Onsite Installations: To continue to use Mathematica, you must contact Brett Hendricks before July 31 to extend your license. After you obtain a license extension, you will be able to obtain a new password for Mathematica so you can continue to use the license until July 31 of the following year.

Employee-Owned Machines: To continue to use Mathematica, please fill out the Home-Use License Request Form. After you obtain a password extension, you may continue to use the license until July 31 of the following year.

Student-Owned Machines: To continue to use Mathematica for Students, you must contact Brett Hendricks before July 31 to extend your license. After you obtain a license extension, you will be able to obtain a new password for Mathematica for Students so you can continue to use the license until July 31 of the following year.

Where can I find documentation for Mathematica?

Full information on the functions, capabilities, and unified structure of the Mathematica system is available online through the Wolfram Mathematica Documentation Center.

How can I obtain technical support?

Below is a list of individuals whom you can contact for technical support.

Brett Hendricks
College of Arts & Sciences
(509) 313-3910
hendricks@gonzaga.edu

What other benefits are included with our site license?

Mathematica Player Pro
Mathematica Player Pro allows non-Mathematica users to run any program or application created in Mathematica. Complimentary copies of Mathematica Player Pro are available for use on computers that are owned by and located at Gonzaga University, or employee-owned computers. Employees may obtain Player Pro online using our site license number (available by contacting Brett Hendricks).

Wolfram Workbench
Wolfram Workbench is an integrated development environment (IDE) for building large-scale technical solutions with Mathematica. If you want to develop code written in the Mathematica language, you can request a free copy of Wolfram Workbench using our site license number (available by contacting Brett Hendricks).

webMathematica Amateur
webMathematica Amateur allows you to create websites where users can compute and visualize results directly from a web browser. A limited number of webMathematica Amateur licenses are available for those who wish to showcase their work over the web. To request a license, please contact Brett Hendricks.

The Mathematica Journal
Free online access to The Mathematica Journal is available here. Enter our site license number (available by contacting Brett Hendricks) and click on the link to The Mathematica Journal on this page to read current and past issues posted online

Discounts on Wolfram Education Group classes and Mathematica conferences
You are eligible for a 15% discount off the standard price of all Wolfram Education Group classroom-based and online courses. Click here for a complete list of classes and to register. Discounts ranging from 10 to 50% off are also available for select Wolfram Research conferences, presentations, seminars, and other events. Be sure to include our site license number (available by contacting Brett Hendricks) when you register for these events so you receive your discount.

Where can new and existing users learn more about using Mathematica?

Wolfram Mathematica Learning Center
How do you learn to use Mathematica? Find the start you need in the Learning Center.

Online Screencasts
Online videos to help you learn how to incorporate Mathematica into your everyday tasks. Below are several that are great for individuals who are new to Mathematica:

  • Wolfram Mathematica in Action
  • Hands-On Start to Mathematica
  • Utilizing Existing Classroom Models for Your Own Use
  • Making Interactive Classroom Models in Mathematica
  • Utilizing Resources to Expand Use of Mathematica
  • Creating and Utilizing Graphics in Mathematica
  • Using Mathematica's Integrated Data

Wolfram Mathematica Documentation Center
Complete documentation on all aspects of Mathematica, including over 50,000 examples.

Online Seminars
Free online seminars to learn how to use Mathematica for various tasks.

Wolfram Demonstrations Project
An open-code resource of thousands of ready-to-use models.

Tutorials from Wolfram Research
Several tutorials are available from Wolfram Research to help you learn the basics of Mathematica, including:

  • Getting Used to Mathematica
  • Your First Mathematica Calculations
  • The Structure of Mathematica
  • Defining Functions

If you are interested in a more individualized experience, Wolfram Research may be able to arrange a seminar or webcast for your group.

Where can I find additional Mathematica-related resources?

Wolfram Mathematica Player: The free interactive player for Mathematica notebook documents.

Mathematica Online Resource Guide: A comprehensive list of Mathematica-related links that includes information on resources, support, training, events, and more.

Wolfram Library Archive: A variety of resources for all users such as books, tutorials, courseware, and research papers

Technical FAQs: Find answers to all of your technical questions about Mathematica.

Who do I contact with questions about Mathematica licensing?

Brett Hendricks
College of Arts & Sciences
(509) 313-3910
hendricks@gonzaga.edu