R&SS: Mathematica® Software

Mathematica® Site License

The University of North Texas System has entered into a site license with Mathematica on behalf of the Denton and Dallas campuses of UNT. The UNT Health Science Center opted to be excluded from this license agreement. Under this agreement, Mathematica® is available on both the Denton and Dallas campuses for unlimited installation on university-owned machines used for research and instruction. A home-use option is available for faculty, academic staff and students at the Denton and Dallas campuses. Details about accessing and using Mathematica® are included below.

How to Get Mathematica®

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Mathematica® is installed in computer labs and clusters.

Computer Labs

  • Many general access computing lab locations, for more information, see individual lab information via the GACL page.

Computer Clusters

Mathematica® also can be installed on faculty, staff and student machines as listed below.

     Faculty/staff: UNT-Owned Machines

         Request Mathematica® by contacting your college or departmental IT support group.

     Faculty/staff: Personally-Owned Machines

         Request Mathematica® using this link and download from the Wolfram User Portal at no charge.

         After approval by the UNT site administrator, fulfillment by Wolfram customer service may take up to 48 hours.  You should receive an email from Wolfram containing instructions on downloading, installing, and activating your home-use license.

    Students: Personally-Owned Machines

         Request Mathematica® for students through this link and download through the Wolfram User Portal at no charge. Please submit one request per person and allow up to 24 hours for approval.

*NOTE: Students must register on the Mathematica® portal using an official UNT EagleConnect e-mail address. For more information about EagleConnect, see here.

All other inquiries regarding Mathematica® can be directed to Jacob Flores, manager, host computing and license management, 940-369-8232.

First Steps for New Users

If you are brand new to Mathematica®, here are some suggestions about the best ways to get started.


Get a quick overview of Mathematica®
First Ten Minutes with Mathematica 8: This screencast provides an overview of the important features that you'll want to explore during your first ten minutes with Mathematica.


Watch a tutorial screencast
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.


Explore the Wolfram Learning Center
Learning Center: Browse through this extensive collection of online Mathematica® tutorials, examples, and other resources to learn more about using Mathematica®.

For Teaching

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® is used commonly in the following types of departments.

Business and Finance
Financial analysis
Actuarial sciences
Management science
Life Sciences
Environmental sciences
Medical research
Computer Sciences
Computer engineering
Software development
Mathematical Sciences
Applied mathematics
Operations research
Pure mathematics
Aerospace engineering
Electrical engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil engineering
Communications engineering
Mechanical engineering
Nuclear engineering
Physical Sciences
Earth science
Experimental physics
Materials science
Theoretical physics


Resources for Educators

For Research

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.

Resources for Researchers

For Students

Mathematica® for Students has all the functionality and versatility of Mathematica®, making it the perfect software to give you the edge in your educational and professional pursuits.

  • Mathematica can help you master concepts, so you'll do better in school (and after graduation).
  • You can use Mathematica® for a variety of courses, homework assignments, and projects without needing to buy specialized software for each task.
  • Mathematica® requires little time investment to learn, so you can start using it immediately.
  • Using Mathematica® means you'll be learning a software that is used by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, research labs and universities worldwide.

Resources for Students

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

  • VIDEOS: 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.
  • BOOK: Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language 
    Learn Mathematica at your own pace from authors with more than 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.