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Mathematica

Mathematica is the world’s definitive software system for modern technical computing.

Through Mathematica’s easy-to-use interface, novice and advanced users are able to compute, build models, access curated data, create programs and applications, and much more with our intuitive Wolfram Language. Professors, researchers, and students in STEM fields, business disciplines, and the social sciences are able to quickly employ Mathematica’s computational power and ease-of-use in courses and research.

Mathematica is covered by a University Site Wide licence.

This allows all staff and students to install Mathematica onto both their work PC's and their own personal devices.

Mathematica is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux systems.

Mathematica is available through the Software Centre for all staff members on University managed workstations. It is also available in the following open access locations:

  • Streatham Court room 0.93
  • XFI G25
  • Geoffrey Pope rm 102.
  • Harrison 207/208

To install Mathematica onto personal computers or on a Mac/Linux PC, please click here and complete the form directly with Wolfram. Please ensure that you use your @exeter.ac.uk email address to request the licence. You will then be emailed your new licence and a link to download the application.

The licence needs to be renewed every Spring and you will automatically receive your new licence details to your @exeter.ac.uk email address as long as you are a student at the University of Exeter.

Browse Wolfram's large collection of learning materials and support resources.

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 Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualisation 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 specialised application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.
  • Wolfram Language Training Courses—Free video courses
    • Explore what's possible with the Wolfram Language, including programming fundamentals and concepts, built-in functions, symbolic expressions, and tips for better, faster coding.
  • Utilising HPC and Grid Computing—Free video course
    • Learn how to create programs that take advantage of multicore machines or available clusters.
  • Field-Specific Applications
    • Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.