Software & Hardware


Mathematica seamlessly integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system, and advanced connectivity to other applications.

Versions Available

Mathematica 9.0.1 for Windows, OSX and Linux

Mathematica 8.0 for Windows, OSX and Linux

See Mathematica Platform Availability from the Wolfram website.

Faculty Home-Use License

To request a home-use license, send an email with your name, UC e-mail and department  to  Once you are verified as a current UC faculty or staff member, you will receive an e-mail with further instructions.

Bookstore Purchases


Mathematica for students (Windows, Mac OS, & Linux) is available for purchase from the UC Bookstore Computer Department for $20.

GETIT Purchases

Departmental Ordering: GetIT online ordering


Faculty and Staff

License: Installation on office or home computer is free.

Installation CD: $5.00

Download: free, select download in your GETIT order.  You will receive instructions on the download process in email.

Vendor Website

Wolfram ScreenCast and Video Gallery contains many useful tutorials and examples.

License Expiration

The license expires annually; a new license must be applied each year to continue to use the software.

Expires May 31 (grace period until June 30)

License Agreement

The site license agreement restricts use of Mathematica for classroom instruction, academic research, and/or course work.

Mathematica License Agreement (PDF)

Installation Guides

Mathematica 9.0.1 for Windows Installation Guide (PDF)

Mathematica 9.0.1 for Macintosh Installation Guide (PDF)

Mathematica 8 for Windows Installation Guide (PDF)

Mathematica 8.0 for Macintosh Installation Guide  (PDF)



Installation on student owned computers is covered under the site license.  Students should purchase Mathematica for Students at the UC Bookstore.

Students may also use Mathematica in the UCIT micromputer labs.

Mailing List

The UC-MMA-ANNOUNCE mailing list is a low volume list with announcements of Mathematica upgrades and vendor notices. Join or leave the UC-MMA-ANNOUNCE mailing list.

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