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Mathematica Site License

The University of North Texas System has entered into a site license with Mathematica on behalf of the Denton and Dallas campuses of UNT. The UNT Health Science Center opted to be excluded from this license agreement. Under this agreement, Mathematica is available on both the Denton and Dallas campuses for unlimited installation on University-owned machines used for research and instruction. A home-use option is available for faculty, academic staff, and students at the Denton and Dallas campuses. Details about accessing and using Mathematica are included below.

How to Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • Many General Access Computing lab locations. For more information, see individual lab information via the GACL page.

Computer clusters

Mathematica can also be installed on:

     Faculty/staff school-owned machines

         Request Mathematica by contacting your College or Departmental IT support group.

     Faculty/staff personally owned machines

         Request Mathematica through this link (no charge.) Our site license number is L2735-5953.

     Students' personally owned machines

         Request Mathematica for Students through this link and download through the Wolfram User Portal (no charge.) *NOTE: Students must register on the Mathematica portal using their UNT EagleConnect e-mail address. For more information about EagleConnect, see here.

All other inquires regarding Mathematica can be directed to Patrick McLeod in Academic Computing and User Services.

First Steps for New Users

If you are brand new to Mathematica, here are some suggestions on the best ways to get started.


Get a quick overview of Mathematica

First Ten Minutes with Mathematica 8: This screencast provides an overview of the important features that you'll want to explore during your first ten minutes with Mathematica.


Watch a tutorial screencast

Hands-on Start to Mathematica: Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.


Explore the Learning Center

Learning Center: Browse through this extensive collection of Mathematica tutorials, examples, and other resources to learn more about using Mathematica.

For Teaching

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.

Mathematica is commonly used in the following types of departments:

Mathematical sciences

  • Applied mathematics

  • Operations research

  • Pure mathematics

  • Statistics

Physical sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Earth science
  • Experimental physics
  • Materials science
  • Theoretical physics


  • Financial analysis
  • Actuarial sciences
  • Management science

Life sciences

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology
  • Environmental sciences
  • Medical research


  • Aerospace engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Communications engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Nuclear engineering

Computer sciences

  • Computer engineering
  • Software development
  • Graphics

Resources for educators

For Research

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

For Students

Mathematica for Students has all the functionality and versatility of Mathematica, making it the perfect software to give you the edge in your educational and professional pursuits.

  • Mathematica can help you master concepts, so you'll do better in school (and after graduation).
  • You can use Mathematica for a variety of courses, homework assignments, and projects without needing to buy specialized software for each task.
  • Mathematica requires little time investment to learn, so you can start using it immediately.
  • Using Mathematica means you'll be learning a software that is used by Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, research labs, and universities worldwide.

Resources for Students

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.

  • Hands-on Start to Mathematica (videos)

    Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.

  • Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica and Programming with the Wolfram Language (book)

    Learn Mathematica at your own pace from authors with 50+ years of combined Mathematica experience—with hands-on examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and authors' tips that introduce you to the breadth of Mathematica with a focus on ease of use.

  • What's New in Mathematica 10

    Provides examples to help you get started with new functionality in Mathematica 10, including machine learning, computational geometry, geographic computation, and device connectivity.

  • How To Topics

    Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

  • Learning Center

    Search Wolfram's large collection of materials for example calculations or tutorials in your field of interest.

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