Attention all Mathematica users!

The college has a license that allows 40 users at any one time. Always exit the program so other can use the software.

Allow up to 20 minutes for permission, installation and authorization.

For help, please see Mathematica’s video tutorials. For more help, visit Mathematica’s learning center.

If you have questions or issues, please contact Information Technology Support Services.

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How to install Mathematica on your Windows computer

Read this before you begin:

You need administrative privileges on your computer to install Mathematica.

Wheaton has a license to run Mathematica on any computer that is connected to the Wheaton network. If you are
off-campus, you can use VPN instructions to connect.

When you’re done:

Only 40 Wheaties can use Mathematica at the same time.

Please exit when you finish, so your friends and professors can get access when they need it.

Install Mathematica

Select “This PC” and click “Map Network Drive.”

Enter the following, as shown in the screen shot below:

Drive: Select the S drive
Folder: \\netspace\shared\software\Mathematica_Win (be sure the slashes are \\ and not //).

Check the box for Connect using different credentials.

Click the Finish button.

Screenshot of mapping a network drive on PC

Enter your credentials in the security window.

Screenshot of entering network password on PC

It’s important to add the WC\ before your Wheaton ID number.

Click OK.

You will see a window with the Mathematica setup icon.

Screenshot of Mathematica setup icon

Drag the following four icons to your desktop:

  1. setup.exe
  2. setup1a.bin
  3. setup-1b.bin
  4. setup-1c.bin

This may take a few minutes.

Double-click the setup icon on your desktop to install the application.

Take all the defaults: Next, Next, Next, Next, Install, Finish.

Screenshot of completed Mathematica installation on PC

After you click the Finish button, you can delete the setup icon from your desktop.

Activate Mathematica

The Product Activation window should appear. If it doesn’t, open it yourself:

  1. Go the Start menu
  2. Choose “All Programs.”
  3. Look in the folder called “Wolfram Mathematica.”
  4. Choose “Wolfram Mathematica 10.”
  5. In the Wolfram Product Activation window, click the “Other ways to activate” button.
  6. Click “Connect to a license server.”
  7. Enter the server name: wol.wheatonma.edu
  8. Click the “Activate” button.
  9. Check the box for “I accept the terms of this agreement.”
  10. Click the “OK” button.

Registration is now complete and Mathematica.app will open, ready to use.

In the future, simply open Mathematica in your Start / All Programs menu.

Remember to exit when you finish to allow others to use the software!

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How to install Mathematica on your Mac computer

Read this before you begin:

You need administrative privileges on your computer to install Mathematica.

Wheaton has a license to run Mathematica on any computer that is connected to the Wheaton network. If you are
off-campus, you can use VPN instructions to connect.

When you’re done:

Only 40 Wheaties can use Mathematica at the same time.

Please exit when you finish, so your friends and professors can get access when they need it.

Install Mathematica

From the Apple Finder, choose “Go.”

Choose “Connect To Server.”

Enter this Server Address: smb://netspace.wheatonma.edu/shared/software/Mathematica_Mac

Screenshot of connecting to server on Mac

You may be asked to log onto the Wheaton server:

  1. Choose “Registered User.”
  2. Enter your wID and password.
  3. Click the “Connect” button.

Screenshot of connecting to Wheaton server on Mac

The Mathematica_Mac folder will open.

Drag the Mathematica….dmg file to your desktop.

Double-click the Mathematica…dmg icon on your desktop to open the file. This will take a few minutes.

When the Wolfram Mathematica window opens, drag the Mathematica icon onto the Applications folder. It could take many minutes.

 

Activate Mathematica

If Mathematica does not open automatically, Go to the Applications folder and open Mathematica.

Screenshot of Mathematica in Applications folder on Mac

In the Wolfram Product Activation window, click the “Other ways to activate” button.

Choose “Connect to a license server.”

For Server name, enter: wol.wheatonma.edu

Click the Activate button.

Check the box for “I accept the terms of this agreement.”

Click the OK button.

Registration is now complete and Mathematica.app is ready to use.

In the future, simply open Mathematica from the Applications folder.

Remember to exit when you finish to allow others to use the software!

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