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Mathematica Site Licensed Software

Mathematica is renowned as the world's ultimate application for computations.


Mathematica allows for grid computing on dedicated research clusters and in ad-hoc, or distributed grid environments. 

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​NOTE: Mathematica should be used only for unrestricted data.  See Data Classifications for more information. 


Our Mathematica Site License is funded by the College of Science and Technology, The College of Liberal Arts, and The School of Pharmacy. End users who are affiliated with these departments can email to request the License Number required to download the Mathematica software. Those who are outside of the departments above can contact Purchasing at or 215-204-6700 (1-6700) to see how your department can become involved with the Mathematica Software Site License.

How to Obtain (Faculty Use)

Faculty who would like to use Mathematica on campus should follow these steps:

If you are not already registered with Wolfram and do not have a Wolfram ID, create an account

  • Go to and click "Create Account." 
  • Fill out form using an email, and click "Create Wolfram ID."
  • Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID.

If you have completed the the Wolfram registration or if you already have a Wolfram ID:

Mathematica Desktop

  • For School Owned Machines - Fill out this form to request an activation key.  Click the "Product Summary page" link to access your license. Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key at prompt.
  • For a Personally Owned Machine: Fill out this form to request a home-use license.

Mathematica Online



How to Obtain (Student Use)

Students who would like to use Mathematica should follow these steps:

If you are not already registered with Wolfram and do not have a Wolfram ID, create an account:

  • Go to and click "Create Account."
  • Fill out form using an email and click "Create Wolfram ID."
  • Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID.

If you have completed the Wolfram registration or if you already have a Wolfram ID, request Mathematica for a personally owned machine by following these steps:

  • Fill out this form to request an Activation Key. 
  • Click the "Product Summary" page link to access your license.
  • Click "Get Downloads" and select "Download" next to your platform. 
  • Run the installer on your machine and enter the Activation Key at prompt. 

How to Access Mathematica Online

To access Mathematica Online:

  • If you haven't done so already, visit the User Portal and create a WolframID using your Temple University email address.
  • Request your Mathematica Online log-in.
  • Check your email for validation.
  • Visit the Wolfram Cloud website and click on "Wolfram Mathematica Online."  Log in using your WolframID.


The first two tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

  • Hands-on Start to Mathematica (videos)

    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.

  • Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language (book)

    Learn Mathematica at your own pace from authors with 50+ years of combined Mathematica experience—with hands-on examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and authors' tips that introduce you to the breadth of Mathematica with a focus on ease of use.

  • What's New in Mathematica 10

    Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 10, including machine learning, computational geometry, geographic computation, and device connectivity.

  • 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 larges 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—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.