Mathematica is a technical computing system spanning most areas of technical computing.
This guide describes how to install Mathematica on a user's device pursuant to the license agreement. Mathematica is also available for Windows and Linux, please see the following links for instructions on installing the software for those platforms:
To agree to the license and gain access to the software, launch the Software Licensing Tool and follow the prompts.
- The Mathematica software cannot be used for commercial purposes.
- You cannot distribute the Mathematica software to anyone.
- The Mathematica software must be removed from your computer when you leave the Rensselaer community.
Installing Mathematica on a Mac with OS 10.14
If you are OFF campus, the VPN needs to be up and running before attempting to install or run this program
- In the Finder, click on the Go menu, then click Connect to Server...
- In the Connect To Server dialog box, enter smb://arc-fs4.win.rpi.edu/software and click Connect.
- In the next window, type in win\RCS UserID for Name and your RCS Password for password. For example, if the RCS UserID is smithj, then enter win\smithj for the user name. Make sure Registered User is selected and then click Connect.
- For Workgroup/Domain, accept the default. A new drive will be mounted called software.
- Go to the Finder and open the software drive. Then open the following folders: Mathematica > 11.3 > Mac
- Double-click Mathematica_11.3_MAC.dmg. A Mathematica windows will open.
- In the Mathematica window, drag the Mathematica icon into the displayed Applications folder to install the software.
- During the installation, the Wolfram Product Activation window will open. Click on the Other ways to activate button.
- Click on Connect to a network license server.
- In the Server Name field type in licsrvr32.win.rpi.edu and click Activate.
- When prompted, read the license agreement, check the box next to I accept the terms of this agreement, and click OK. The Mathematica Interface is then displayed.