Mathematica is a symbolic mathematical computation program, sometimes called a computer algebra program, used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields. It was conceived by Stephen Wolfram and is developed by Wolfram Research of Champaign, Illinois. The Wolfram Language is the programming language used in Mathematica.
Features include instant dynamic interactivity, high-impact adaptive visualization, symbolic interface construction, load-on-demand curated data, image and audio processing, neural networkings, 3D printing, and tools for connecting to DLL, SQL, Java, .NET, C++, Fortran, CUDA, OpenCL, and http based systems.
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Is Mathematica available for my machine's operating system?
Mathematica is available for onsite machines running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, or Unix. Home-use licenses are available for machines running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Click here for a complete list of platforms supported.
How do I get a copy of Mathematica or access to Wolfram|Alpha pro?
For instruction on downloads/installations and access, see: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/software/Mathematica/index.php.
Where can new and existing users learn more about using Mathematica?
How do you learn to use Mathematica? Find the start you need in the Learning Center.
Other instruction from Wolfram is listed in: http://www.calstatela.edu/its/services/software/Mathematica/index.php.
Online videos to help you learn how to incorporate Mathematica into your everyday tasks. Below are several that are great for individuals who are new to Mathematica.
- Wolfram Mathematica in Action (Wolfram)
- Hands-On Start to Mathematica (Wolfram)
- First Look at Alpha Pro (Youtube)
- 10 Best Ways to use Wolfram Alpa Knowledge Engine (Youtube)
- Lynda.com courses (Mathematica 9 and 10, not 11):
Complete documentation on all aspects of Mathematica, including over 50,000 examples
Free online seminars to learn how to use Mathematica for various tasks
An open-code resource of thousands of ready-to-use models
Tutorials from Wolfram Research
Where can I find additional Mathematica-related resources?
Wolfram Mathematica Player
The free interactive player for Mathematica notebook documents
Mathematica Online Resource Guide
A comprehensive list of Mathematica-related links that includes information on resources, support, training, events, and more
Wolfram Library Archive
A variety of resources for all users such as books, tutorials, courseware, and research papers
Find answers to all of your technical questions about Mathematica