The site license covers the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campus.

Mathematica passwords will only be distributed to "" "" or "" email addresses.

UW Owned Computers:
Under this license currently registered UW students, faculty and staff are eligible to use Mathematica on University-owned equipment.

Student Personal Computers:
Currently enrolled students at the Seattle, Bothell, or Tacoma campus may install Mathematica on their personally owned computer.

Faculty, Staff Home use:
Through this license UW Faculty and Staff, No Students, are eligible to connect to to request a Mathematica license for their personally owned computer under the Home-use program. No student positions, including but not limited to, RAs, TAs and GSAs, are considered staff by Wolfram.




Mathematica may be requested from the College of Engineering Software ordering site.

Software Overview:

Mathematica is a general computing environment, organizing many algorithmic, visualization, and user interface capabilities within a document-like user interface paradigm.
Since version 1.0 in 1988, Mathematica has steadily expanded into more and more general computational capabilities. Besides addressing nearly every field of mathematics, it provides cross-platform support for a wide range of tasks such as giving computationally interactive presentations, a multifaceted language for data integration, graphics editing, and symbolic user interface construction.

This product is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux/Unix.

See the vendor's web site for additional information.

Additional software:

Wolfram Workbench is part of the UW license. You may request it from Wolfram. You will need the UW license number, obtained through this web site.

webMathematica Amateur software can be requested by filling out the request form.

Lightweight Grid Manager Lightweight Grid Manager makes it easy to utilize idle hardware for parallel Mathematica computations. When Lightweight Grid Manager is installed on a machine with Mathematica, any Mathematica users on that network can discover and connect to that machine's Mathematica computation kernels from a remote computer, lending more CPU power to their computations. This software can be requested by filling out the request form.

Getting Help:

Mathematica and webMathematica training
For Mathematica training see:

Mathematica Tutorial Collection
This 23-title collection documents the features and capabilities of Mathematica 7--from graphics to data analysis to programming--and can be viewed online, downloaded as a PDF, or ordered in print:: http://

Mathematica Learning Center
From screencasts to seminars to "How-tos," the Learning Center offers a variety of ways for users to learn the skills they need to make the most of their use of Mathematica:

Installation Instructions:


Installing Mathematica is a multi-step process.

  1. Download Mathematica from the Wolfram user portal.
  2. Install Mathematica
  3. Start Mathematica
  4. Mathematica requires activation. Look for the link to activate your copy of Mathematica in the confirmation email sent to you when you "purchased" Mathematica.

First time installation of Mathematica

See Mathematica installation instructions for details on loading Mathematica.

Mathematica can be downloaded from the College of Engineering web server. No media, manuals or other physical materials are included.

The site requires you to enter your UW NetID and password.
If your downloaded file has a .zip extension, decompress the file using the appropriate program for your platform before you begin.


Windows Installation:

Filename: Mathematica_***.zip
Password: Machine-specific, MathID-based

Instructional Lab CD
Filename: Instructional_Lab_cd_***.zip
Password: Machine-generic across the whole lab
To request a password, send email to

Mac OS X Installation:

Filename: Mathematica_***.dmg
Password: Machine-specific, MathID-based

Instructional Lab CD
Filename: Instructional_Lab_cd_***.dmg
Password: Machine-generic across the whole lab
To request a password, send email to

Linux/Unix Installation:

Filename: Mathematica_***.sh
Password: Machine-specific, MathID-based

Instructional Lab CD
Filename: Instructional_Lab_cd_***.sh
Password: Machine-generic across the whole lab
To request a password, send email to

License Manager - MathLM

(for all platforms)

Filename: Math_License_Manager_***.zip

Technical Support:

To receive technical support for Mathematica, go to and create an account.

Licensing Questions:

Contact the College of Engineering at