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Mathematica is an integrated technical computing system, combining interactive calculation (both numeric and symbolic), visualization tools, and a complete programming environment.


Wolfram Mathematica is a software system with built-in libraries for several areas of technical computing that allow machine learning, statistics, symbolic computation, manipulating matrices, plotting functions and various types of data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other programming languages.

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Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

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University-funded: no charge.


For academic learning, teaching and research

Getting Started

To order this product for installation on NDSU-owned and student, faculty and staff personal computers, follow the instructions below. 

NDSU-owned computers: Contact your departmental software contact (Software - Contacts) to place an order. 

Faculty and staff personal computers: Complete and submit the Mathematica order form to request a home-use license from Wolfram. 

Student personal computers: 

  1. Create an account (new users only), using your email address 

    1. Go to and click Create Account 
    2. Fill out form using your email address, and then click Create Wolfram ID 
    3. Check your NDSU email, and then click the link to validate your Wolfram ID 

  2. Request the download and key

    1. Fill out Wolfram Activation Key Request Form to request an Activation Key 
    2. Click the Product Summary page link to access your license
    3. Click Get Downloads and select Download next to your platform 
    4. Run the installer on your machine, and enter Activation Key when prompted

Best Practices

New users should consider browsing Wolfram U, which provides free self-paced courses for an introduction Mathematica and other Wolfram products. Guided courses are also available to students at no cost.

Learn More/How To's


Use Cases

Mathematica can be used in numerical simulations, web scraping, symbolic equation solving, image processing, and machine learning.

Universal Design/Accessibility

Wolfram Mathematica includes accessibility elements such as text-to-speech, left handed configurations, and magnification

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