Mathematica

Who Can Access This Software

Faculty, staff, and students

Description

Mathematica is a comprehensive, technical computing environment that allows users to easily work with numerical, symbolic, and graphical information and data. Mathematica is currently available on the UNIX, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms.

How to Access This Software

Mathematica can be installed on personal computers located on campus, personal computers owned by faculty and staff, and personal computers owned by students. Follow the instructions below to download and install Mathematica on these computers.

Campus Computer

Follow the directions below to download Mathematica from the Wolfram User Portal.

  1. Create an account (New users only; current users skip to step 2):
    1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click Create Account.
    2. Fill out the form using your USC email address 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 your activation key when prompted.

Faculty and Staff Personal Use

Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

Student Personal Use

Follow the directions below to download Mathematica from the Wolfram User Portal.

  1. Create an account (New users only; current users skip to step 2):
    1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click Create Account.
    2. Fill out the form using your USC email address 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 your activation key when prompted.

Information on using Mathematica, including how to use it on your UNIX computing account can be found at itservices.usc.edu/mathematica.

Mathematica in the USC Computing Centers

Mathematica is also available on computers located in the following USC Computing Centers:

  • Ahmanson Information Commons in Leavey Library (LVL Lower Level)
  • King Hall (KOH) 206
  • Waite Phillips Hall (WPH) B34

For information on accessing software in these USC Computing Centers, see itservices.usc.edu/spaces/computingcenters.

Remote Access through Cloudapps.usc.edu

This software is also available through ITS’s virtual desktop interface (VDI), cloudapps.usc.edu. For information on how to access applications through cloudapps.usc.edu, visit itservices.usc.edu/vdi.