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Get Mathematica and Wolfman|Alpha Pro

Mathematica LogoMathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

  • Computer labs
    • Mathematics/Computer Science labs, Several open labs, dorm labs
  • Computer clusters
    • California University's Mathematica license allows for grid computing on both dedicated research clusters and in distributed, or ad-hoc, grid environments. For more information about setting this up, please contact Andy Dorsett at adorsett@wolfram.com.

To request Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, follow the directions below.

Faculty

  1. Create an account (New users only):
    1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
    2. Fill out form using a @calu.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
  2. Request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro:
    1. Fill out this form to request access
    2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro
  3. Request Mathematica for school-owned machines:

Installers for Mathematica are available at the IT Services Help Desk.

  1. Request Mathematica for a personally owned machine:
    1. Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

Students

  1. Create an account (New users only):
    1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
    2. Fill out form using a @calu.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
    3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
  2. Request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro:
    1. Fill out this form to request access
    2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro
  3. Request Mathematica for a personally owned machine:
    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.


Tutorials

Mathematica

The first two tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learnMathematica 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 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

  • 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.

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.