Download, Install, and Activate Mathematica on Faculty and Staff UW-Owned Computers

The University is currently working with the vendor to renew our Mathematica Site License.  The vendor has extended access for current installs, but any new installs and activations are prohibited until a new agreement is in place.  The contract for the new agreement is currently being reviewed but there is no eta on when it will be approved. (11/6/18)

Introduction

Mathematica is a software package which is ideal for communicating scientific ideas, whether this is visualization of a concept in an intro-level course, or creating a simulation of a new idea related to research. Mathematica is used in virtually all of the world’s top universities and colleges, and is commonly used in the following types of departments – Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business and Finance, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro is an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge. It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis, and generate reports. Wolfram|Alpha’s long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge computable and broadly accessible.

Procedure

Downloading Mathematica

  1. Go to https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/e79a27ee9b37e812bcdbe27314d6a166f8911626
     
  2. On the Wolfram User Portal webpage:
     
    1. If you have a Wolfram ID and know your password, enter your Wolfram ID and Password under Sign In. Click on the Sign In button to continue.

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    2. If you do not know your password, click on Forgot your password and follow the instructions on the subsequent web pages.
       
    3. If you do not have a Wolfram ID, click on Create Account under Don’t have a Wolfram ID? and create your account.

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    4. On the Wolfram Activation Key Request Form page, enter the requested information and click Submit when done.
      Note: You must use your username@uwyo.edu email address.

       

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  3. On the Your Activation Key Has Been Created page, you will see your Activation Key (in red). This key will also be sent to your email address that you logged in with.

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  4. Above the Activation Key, in the sentence “To download the installer(s) for this product, continue to the Product Summary page.” Click on the Product Summary page link. 
     
  5. At the bottom of the screen under Downloads, select the platform you want to download the product for, and click on the Download button.

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  6. In the Download File Information box, click on the Start Download button to begin the download.
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Installing Mathematica on a Mac

  1. Locate the file you downloaded from Wolfram.

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  2. For Mac, double click the file to download the installer. Locate and double click the installer to mount the image.

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  3. In the Wolfram Mathematica 9 window, click on the Mathematica icon and drag it into the Applications folder to the right.

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  4. Go to your Applications folder and double click the Mathematica icon.

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  5. In the “Mathematica” is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?window, click Open.

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  6. In the Wolfram Mathematica 9 window, type or paste in the activation key you received in email in the Activation Key box, and click Activate.

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  7. If your activation was successful, in the Read the Mathematica License Agreement window, read the agreement. Check the box next to “I accept the terms of this agreement” and click OK.

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  8. Mathematica will launch for use.

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  9. Double click on Extras.pkg to install the browser plugin and Spotlight plugin.

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  10. In the Welcome to Mathematica Extras Installer window, click Continue.

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  11. In the Standard Install on “Macintosh HD” window, click Install.

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  12. If prompted, enter the Name and Password of the administrator account on your computer, and click on Install Software.

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  13. In the The installation was completed successfully window, click Close.

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Installing Mathematica on a PC

1. Open the Microsoft System Center to download Wolfram Mathematica:

2. In the Applications tab, locate Mathematica and click on it:

4. Click Install:

5. Installation will take a little while due to the size of the program.

6. You will know Mathematica has finished installing when the "Uninstall" button appears:

7. Run Mathematica:

8. Activate Mathematica:

 
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Article ID: 7875
Created
Fri 7/24/15 1:23 PM
Modified
Tue 11/6/18 2:28 PM