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Mathematica

Eligibility:

Faculty
Staff
Students

The site license covers the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses.  Mathematica passwords and activation keys will only be distributed to "u.washington.edu" "uw.edu" or "uwb.edu" email addresses.

UW Owned Computers:
Under this license currently registered UW students, faculty and staff are eligible to use Mathematica on University-owned equipment.  It is expected that all UW owned computers that normally stay on campus will utilize the Physics run License Server:   MathLM.phys.washington.edu   During activation you can enter the DNS name of our server "MathLM.phys.washington.edu" and this will activate the software.   NOTE:  This should only be done for machines that will stay on campus.  If there are technical reasons why you can not utilize the campus license server please contact mathematica@uw.edu 

Student Personal Computers:
Currently enrolled students at the Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma campus may install Mathematica on their personally-owned computer for free.

Faculty, Staff Home use:
Through this license UW faculty and staff only are eligible to request a free Mathematica license for their personally-owned computer under the Home-use program. 

Cost:

FREE as of June 28th 2019.  Several dedicated departments and colleges pulled funds together to renew the campus-wide site license for Mathematica.  

Software Overview:

Mathematica is a general computing environment, organizing many algorithmic, visualization, and user interface capabilities within a document-like user interface paradigm.

Since version 1.0 in 1988, Mathematica has steadily expanded into more and more general computational capabilities. Besides addressing nearly every field of mathematics, it provides cross-platform support for a wide range of tasks such as giving computationally interactive presentations, a multifaceted language for data integration, graphics editing, and symbolic user interface construction.

This product is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux/Unix.

See the vendor's web site for additional information.

Additional software:

Mathematica and webMathematica training
Visit Wolfram U for tutorials.

Mathematica Tutorial Collection
This collection documents the features and capabilities of Mathematica, from graphics to data analysis to programming, and can be viewed online, downloaded as a PDF, or ordered in print.

Mathematica Online
Mathematica Online brings the world's ultimate computation system to the modern cloud environment. Use the power of Mathematica interactive notebooks to work directly in your web browser—with no installation or configuration required—and seamlessly share documents and resources in the cloud. NOTE:  Use your UW email address ("u.washington.edu" "uw.edu" or "uwb.edu").

Mathematica Online Request Form

Mathematica can be installed on:

    • Campus machines

      Follow the directions below to download software from Wolfram and request the appropriate activation key.


      1. NOTE:  Use your UW email address ("u.washington.edu" "uw.edu" or "uwb.edu").
      2. Go to user.wolfram.com and "Login" or "Create Account" with your UW Email Address
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
      4. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key [Choose the product: Mathematica for Sites(Single Machine)]
      5. Click on the Product you want to Download 
      6. Click "Get Downloads"
      7. Select the Version and OS and download the software.
      8. After downloading Install the software
      9. When asked to Activate via License Server type "MathLM.phys.washington.edu"
      10. If NOT asked to enter server name, choose "Other Ways to actiavte" and choose "Connect to Network License Server"
      1. Silent Install Instructions
    • Faculty and staff personally owned machines

    • NOTE:  You must use your  UW email address ("u.washington.edu" "uw.edu" or "uwb.edu").
    • Mac users - Some users experience problems with FORM below when using Safari browser.  If you encounter an issue try a different browser.
    • Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

    • Wolfram has to manually verify your information and this can take a couple of business days.  
    • 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 UW email address ("u.washington.edu" "uw.edu" or "uwb.edu" )  as your  Wolfram ID.
        3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
      2. Request the download and key:
        1. Mac users - Some users experience problems with FORM below when using Safari browser.  If you encounter an issue try a different browser. 
        2. Fill out this form to request an Activation Key
        3. Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license
        4. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform
        5. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt

Are you interested in installing Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Paul Fish at Wolfram Research know.

Technical Support:

Mathematica Web Support

If you did NOT receive (or lost) your RENEWAL Email, you can call Customer Support:  1-800-WOLFRAM  (Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm US Central Time )

Sales Rep -  Paul Fish at Wolfram Research

Email Support - Mon-Fri (8am - 5pm) 


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.

    • 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

    • Classes and Courses

      Find the resources you need to learn about computational fields and further your understanding of Wolfram technologies.

    • 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.


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

    • Classes and Courses

      Find the resources you need to learn about computational fields and further your understanding of Wolfram technologies.

    • Field-Specific Applications

      Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.

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