Mathematica at Fredonia

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How to Get Mathematica

First Steps for New Users 

Teaching with Mathematica 

Research with Mathematica 

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103 Maytum Hall
The State University of
New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-4670

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • All public PC labs

Computer clusters

  • Fredonia's Mathematica license allows for grid computation, or HPC, work. If you would like to use Mathematica on a dedicated research cluster or in a distributed grid environment, please let Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research know.

Mathematica can also be installed on:

  • Campus machines

    Request to have Mathematica installed by submitting a ticket here.

  • Faculty/staff personally owned machines

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

  • Students' personally owned machines

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

    1. Create an account (New users only):
      1. Go to and click "Create Account"
      2. Fill out form using a email, 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 Activation Key at prompt

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let Help Desk or Andy Dorsett at Wolfram Research know.

Mathematica Tutorials

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
    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 MathematicaSystemModeler, 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.

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