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Mathematica for Students

Mathematica LogoWolfram Mathematica is the world's definitive system for modern technical computing. Mathematica is available to all Texas State students, free of charge (Windows and Mac).

Texas State faculty and staff who wish to purchase Mathematica for use on a Texas State-owned computer should send an e-mail request

For more information on Mathematica, visit the Wolfram Mathematica webpage.

Before You Begin

  • Mathematica is offered free of charge to all current Texas State students.
  • A Texas State student NetID, e-mail address, and password are required.
  • This software must be installed on personal computers only.
  • Students will be required to create an account on the Wolfram Mathematica website to obtain this software.

Note: This version of Mathematica is for Texas State student use on personal computers only.

If you have questions about these prerequisites, please contact the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) before proceeding.

Installation Instructions for Students

  1. Click the Get Started button.
  2. Enter your NetID and password.
         Note: Only students can log in to access this page.
  3. On the next page, click Get Mathematica.
  4. You will be directed to the Wolfram Mathematica website.
  5. Follow the prompts to set up an account using your Texas State e-mail address.
  6. Download and install the software.
    Note: For additional help with downloading and installing Mathematica, refer to the Got Questions? section below.

Got Questions? Get Answers!

Click on any of the sections below for links and help with using Mathematica.

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Helpful Links


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

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 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.

Tour of Wolfram|Alpha

New to Wolfram|Alpha? Take a tour to learn what you can do with Wolfram|Alpha, and explore additional features you get with Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

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.

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.

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.

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.