How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • Faculty and staff personally owned machines

    Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.


  • Student personally owned machines

    Follow the directions below to download from the Wolfram User Portal.

    1. Create an account (New users only):
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
      2. Fill out form using a @students.laccd.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    2. Request the download and key:
      1. Fill out this 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 at prompt


  • Are you interested in installing Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Paul Fish at Wolfram Research know.


    Get Wolfram|Alpha Pro

    Faculty, staff, and students can request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro following the directions below.

    1. Create an account (New users only):
      1. Go to user.wolfram.com and click "Create Account"
      2. Fill out form using a @students.laccd.edu email, and click "Create Wolfram ID"
      3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID
    2. Request access to Wolfram|Alpha Pro:
      1. Fill out this form to request access
      2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro


    Mathematica Tutorials

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



    Teaching with Mathematica

    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.


    Resources for educators


    Research with Mathematica

    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