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Mathematica by Wolfram Research, Inc.

What is it? Mathematica is computational software used in science, engineering, finance and other areas of computing that require mathematics. The Mathematica system is now based on the Wolfram Language which is a knowledge-based symbolic language that grew out of the Mathematica Language. The Wolfram Language provides an extensive collection of more than 5,000 mathematical functions that support a wide range of symbolic operations as well as efficient numerical evaluation. The Wolfram Notebook collaborative interface allows you to combine and structure everything you do into a single interactive document that integrates text, Wolfram language syntax, dynamic graphics, and live computation.

What can I use it for? Enrolled students, faculty, and staff of UTK, UTS, and UTHSC can use Mathematica for university-related teaching and academic research purposes. Mathematica may not be used for commercial research. Use that benefits outside organizations requires the purchase of a commercial license.

Where can I run it? Mathematica is available at no additional charge to faculty, staff and students at UTK, UTS, and UTHSC for installation on university-owned and personally-owned Windows, Mac and Linux computers. Each UT campus maintains its own download and installation instructions. The download and installation instructions for UTK are on OIT’s software download site. For UTK, Mathematica is also available on OIT’s Apps@UT server, and on the computers in the OIT public computer labs. There is no simultaneous user limit for Mathematica. People with extreme computational requirements can also run Mathematica batch jobs on ISAAC.

How can I learn it? The Mathematica Resources Page provides an extensive collection of Mathematica tutorials, examples, documentation, and other resources to learn about Mathematica. Wolfram U contains open courses to help learn Mathematica for specific subject areas. The LinkedIn Learning online training library also offers Mathematica training videos for the UT community.

Where can I get support? OIT offers Minimal Support to University of Tennessee, Knoxville-area students, faculty, and staff for Mathematica. For assistance, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900. The Wolfram support page has links to Documentation and How Tos, Support Articles and the Wolfram Community. UT is a Premier Service subscriber which means you have telephone and email access to Wolfram experts who can help with Mathematica programming. For Advanced Technical Support, call (217) 398-6500 or submit a message form.

Updated 01/23/2023