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 Mac, 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 Computer with Linux
If you are OFF campus, the VPN needs to be up and running before attempting to install or run this program
Mathematica is available for the following 64 bit Linux distributions:
- Ubuntu 12.04 - 17.10
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - 7
- CentOS 6 - 7
- Debian 7 - 9
- openSUSE 12.1 - 13.2
- Leap 42.3
- Fedora 14 - 27
- Click on Places.
- Click on Connect to Server... and fill in the information as follows:
- Server type: Windows Share
- Server: arc-fs4.win.rpi.edu
- Share: software
- Folder: Mathematica
- Domain Name: win.rpi.edu
- Click Connect.
- You will be prompted to type in your RCS UserID and password. For example, if the RCS UserID is smithj, then enter win\smithj for the user name.
- You may accept the default (Forget password immediately) and click Connect.
- An icon named Mathematica on arc-fs4.win.rpi.edu is added to your Desktop.
- Open the Mathematica on arc-fs4.win.rpi.edu share.
- In the share, navigate to the Mathematica/11.3 directory and copy the Linux directory to your computer's Desktop. Please be patient, it may take few minutes.
- Open a terminal window and navigate to the Linux directory mentioned in the last step.
- In the terminal window type the command sudo ./Mathematica_11.3.0_LINUX.sh and hit Enter.
- You will need to type in your root password.
- You will see messages saying Verifying archive integrity and extracting installer..., please be patient while the installation proceeds.
- When the Wolfram Mathematica 11.3 Installer starts either enter an installation directory or press Enter to select the default of /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/11.3.
- A message saying Now installing... will appear.
- You will then be asked to type in the directory path in which Mathematica scripts will be created, press Enter to select the default of /usr/local/bin.
- You will then be asked if you want to Install WolframScript system integration? Type y and press Enter.
- If you have SELinux enabled on your system, you will be asked if you would like the installer to make changes to the security context of the included libraries. Type y and press Enter.
- Once the installation is complete you can launch Mathematica by just typing mathematica in the terminal window.
- The first time you run Mathematica you will see the Wolfram Product Activation window. 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.