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Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer Labs

  • All labs and classrooms on campus.

Computer Clusters

  • Union College's Mathematica license allows parallel computing and installation on research clusters for grid computing. If you are interested in using Mathematica in this capacity, please call the IT Help Desk at 518-388-6400.

Mathematica can also be installed on:

  • Faculty/staff school-owned machines - FREE, Request Mathematicathrough this link and download through the Wolfram User Portal.
  • Faculty/staff personally owned machines - FREE, Request Mathematica through this link.
  • Students' personally owned machines - FREE, Request Mathematica for Students through this link and download through the Wolfram User Portal.
  • Our site license number is L2598-2652.

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

First Steps for New Users

If you are brand new to Mathematica, here are some suggestions on the best ways to get started.

  1. Get a quick overview of Mathematica. First Ten Minutes with Mathematica 8: This screencast provides an overview of the important features that you'll want to explore during your first ten minutes with Mathematica.
    1. Watch a tutorial screencast. 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.
  2. Explore the Wolfram’s educational videos. Browse through Wolfram U and the Screencast & Video Gallery to view lots of Mathematica tutorials, examples, and other resources to learn more about using Mathematica.

For Teaching

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.

Mathematica is commonly used in the following types of departments:

  • Mathematical Sciences: Applied mathematics, Operations research, Pure mathematics, Statistics
  • Physical Sciences: Chemistry, Earth science, Experimental physics, Materials science, Theoretical physics
  • Business/Finance: Financial analysis, Actuarial sciences, Management science
  • Life Sciences: Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, Environmental sciences, Medical research
  • Engineering: Aerospace engineering, Electrical engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Communications engineering, Mechanical engineering, Nuclear engineering
  • Computer Sciences: Computer engineering, Software development, Graphics

Resources for Educators

For Research

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematicaintegrates 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

For Students

Mathematica for Students has all the functionality and versatility of Mathematica, making it the perfect software to give you the edge in your educational and professional pursuits.

  • Mathematica can help you master concepts, so you'll do better in school (and after graduation).
  • You can use Mathematica for a variety of courses, homework assignments, and projects without needing to buy specialized software for each task.
  • Mathematica requires little time investment to learn, so you can start using it immediately.
  • Using Mathematica means you'll be learning a software that is used by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, research labs, and universities worldwide.

Resources for Students

If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.


Article ID: 59566
Tue 8/7/18 11:56 AM
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