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Please Note: This web site gives directions to install version 10.0. The software must be activated in order to be used. Instructions are below.

License Information

License Term: Renews Annually on May 4
License Type: Site
Operating Systems:     

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

UNIX/Linux

MacOSX
 

Institutional Computers Eligibility:

All faculty/staff institutional machines eligible.

Departments must first purchase a license through the OIT Online Store and then download from:

Windows

\\files.princeton.edu\Licensed\Products\Wolfram\Mathematica-10.0.0\Windows

Double click the file Mathematica_10.0.0_WIN.exe

Unix

% su
# mkdir -p /mnt/licensed.dist
# mount -t smbfs -o username=PRINCETON\\<Your_NetID>  \
//files.princeton.edu/Licensed  /mnt/licensed.dist
# cd /mnt/licensed.dist/Products/Wolfram/Mathematica-10.0.0/Unix/

#  ./Mathematica_10.0.0_LINUX.sh 

MacOSX

Intel

connect to smb://files.princeton.edu/Licensed/Products/Wolfram/Mathematica-10.0.0/MacOSX

Double click the file Mathematica_10.0.0_OSX.dmg.

A window showing the Mathematica application should open.  Drag the Mathematica applications to your local Applications folder.

MacOSX

non-Intel

connect to smb://files.princeton.edu/Licensed/Products/Wolfram/Mathematica-7.0.1/MacOSX.
  • You must use your Princeton NetID and Windows password to download.
  • Display the contents of Princeton_license.txt in the mounted folder to obtain the license number.
  • For version 10.0, after downloading, go to https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/35d7b89503e9b88dd849fdffa858b59fdabba7d0 .  If you do not already have a Wolfram Portal account, you must first request one.  Once that is done, you will immediately receive an email from Wolfram asking you to confirm the account.  Then go back to the link and request your activation.  Wolfram will send you a 15-day temporary activation and a request to the OIT Store to approve it.  Once approved,  the activation will be good through June, 2013.  Please keep the emails from Wolfram because they contain thorough instructions, including what  to do if you let the activation expire.  THIS SITE IS FOR INSTALLATION ON MACHINES OWNED BY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ONLY AND FOR WHICH A LICENSE HAS BEEN PURCHASED.  STUDENTS SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS ELIGIBILITY..
  • Read Knowledge Base article 8446 about avoiding Mathematica startup errors.
Institutional Computers Fee: Single Licenses
Network Licenses
Departmental licenses
Personal Computers Eligibility - Students:

Students can download onto personal (not University-owned) computers only, and can install on one desktop and one laptop as long as both instances of Mathematica are not running at the same time.

Download from:

Windows

\\files.princeton.edu\Licensed\Products\Wolfram\Mathematica-10.0.0\Windows

Double click the file Mathematica_10.0.0_WIN.exe

Unix

% su
# mkdir -p /mnt/licensed.dist
# mount -t smbfs -o username=PRINCETON\\<Your_NetID>  \
//files.princeton.edu/Licensed  /mnt/licensed.dist
# cd /mnt/licensed.dist/Products/Wolfram/Mathematica-10.0.0/Linux/Installer

#  ./Mathematica_10.0.0_LINUX.sh 

MacOSX

Intel

connect to smb://files.princeton.edu/Licensed/Products/Wolfram/Mathematica-10.0.0/MacOSX.  

Double click the file Mathematica_10.0.0_OSX.dmg.

A window showing the Mathematica application should open.  Drag the Mathematica applications to your local Applications folder.

MacOSX

non-Intel

connect to smb://files.princeton.edu/Licensed/Products/Wolfram/Mathematica-7.0.1-Student/MacOSX.
  • You must use your Princeton NetID and Windows password to download.
  • Display the contents of Princeton_license.txt in the mounted folder to obtain the license number.
  • After downloading 10.0.0, you must request your activation from Wolfram.  Go to https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/4f80884b5408fdb3416640f592e2a10096666941  If you do not already have a Wolfram Portal account, you will need to create one. Do not use any other account except Princeton's.  We cannot approve any activations for an account other than princeton.edu.  Once that is done, look for an email from Wolfram asking you to confirm the account.   After confirming the account, go back to that link and request your activation.  Wolfram will immediately send you a key with a temporary activation of 15 days.  At the same time they will send us a request to approve the activation.  When approved, it will be activated through June 3, 2013.   Please save the emails from Wolfram because they contain thorough instructions on what you need to do, including how to reactivate if it has expired.  THIS SITE IS FOR VERSION 9.0.1 ONLY.   To renew earlier versions you must go to http://register.wolfram.com/ and re-register your Math ID.  Wolfram will send  the password to Software Sales, they will confirm eligibility and forward it to you.
  • Read Knowledge Base article 8446 about avoiding Mathematica startup errors. 
Personal Computers Fee: No (students only)

Work at Home (WAH) Rights:

Yes, faculty and staff may install on their home computer if an institutional workstation or departmental license is purchased. Work at home rights must be requested from Wolfram directly. The institutional download and license CANNOT be used for work at home installs. Rather the software can be downloaded from Wolfram's web site or home use media can be requested. As long as you continue to own an institutional license, you can renew your work at home license.
How to Obtain Home User Rights Form &b License http://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo/homeuse/ i
   
Special Wolfram Page for Princeton http://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo/

 


Additional Information

Public UNIX servers

Information on how to access Mathematica can be found at http://kb.princeton.edu/9780.

Students

Students are eligible to use Mathematica while enrolled and must remove the software when they leave the University.

Mathematica Student to Professional Upgrade Offer:

Graduating Princeton University students who accept facultyor research positions at any institution of hgher education, or who move on to government or commercial endeavors, can upgrade their Mathematica Student Edition license they received while on campus, to the latest professional version of Mathematica for at least 68% off the list price.  This discount is good for up to one year after graduation, and requires proof of current (or recent) Princeton student status.  If interested, contact Wolfram for details:   http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/contact-us/

Helpful Links for Students, Faculty and Staff

STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF NEW TO MATHEMATICA

Wolfram Learning Center - We've mapped out different learning paths based on who you are.
http://www.wolfram.com/support/team

In particular, here are some screencasts from the Learning Center that should be of special interest to all who want to learn the basics:
+ Hands-On Start to Mathematica  -  http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/handsonstart/
+ First 10 Minutes with Mathematica 8  -  http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screenshots/first-ten-minutes

Take a look at Wolfram/Alpha:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/about.html

Other sites of interest:
Wolfram Demonstrations Project (more than 7800 interactive models to use for free)
http://

Project (more than 7800 interactive models to use for free)
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com

CDF (Computable Document Format)
http://www.wolfram.com/cdf/

Brand-new Wolfram Finance Platform
http://www.wolfram.com/finance-platform/