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How to Get Mathematica
Mathematica Tutorials

Teaching with Mathematica 
Research with Mathematica


How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica can 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 @mnwest.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"

    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID

    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 platformd.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 @mnwest.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID

      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 Sarah Wingfield at Wolfram Research know.


      Mathematica Tutorials

      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

        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.

      • What's New in Mathematica 9

        Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 9, including the predictive interface.

      • 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

      • 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 in Education - Video tutorial

        Learn how to create programs and take advantage of multi-core machines or a dedicated cluster.

      • Field-Specific Applications

        Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.