Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Posted January 31st, 2019 at 12:33 pm.

Mathematica is now available in downloadable “Desktop” and cloud-hosted “Online” versions. Both are included in Bryn Mawr’s license.

  • Mathematica Desktop is installed on all Bryn Mawr public library computers and many departmental teaching and lab machines.
  • To access Mathematica Online, Wolfram|Alpha Pro or install Mathematica Desktop on other machines, please follow the directions for Getting Access below.
  • Bryn Mawr’s Mathematica license allows parallel computing on dedicated research clusters and in ad-hoc or distributed grid environments. For details, please contact Andy Dorsett at
  • Need help, advice, or inspiration? See Tutorials and Support, Resources for Teachers, and Resources for Researchers for links to tutorials and other support resources.

Getting Access

Step 1: Get a Wolfram ID (new users only)

  1. Go to and click Create Account
  2. Fill out the form using your email address and click Create Wolfram ID.
  3. Check your email and click the link to validate your Wolfram ID

Step 2: Use Wolfram ID to get Account or Activation Key

Mathematica Online

  1. Request a Mathematica Online account
  2. Go to Mathematica Online and sign in.

Mathematica Desktop

  1. Request an Activation Key for one of the following:
  2. Click the Product Summary page link to access your license.
  3. Click Get Downloads and select Download next to your platform.
  4. Run the installer and enter the Activation Key when prompted.

If you are a faculty member and need to install Mathematica on a personally owned computer, request a home-use license

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  1. Request a Wolfram|Alpha Pro account.
  2. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and sign in.

Tutorials and Support


Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Tour of Wolfram|AlphaNew to Wolfram|Alpha? Learn what you can do with it and explore additional features it gives you.

Resources for Teachers


  • Teaching and Learning with Mathematica(free video course). Learn how to make your classroom dynamic using interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.
  • Preparing and Giving Presentations. Learn how to create a slideshow presentation that combines graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.
  • Wolfram Demonstrations Project. Download pre-built, open-code examples from a growing collection of interactive visualizations on an extensive range of topics.

Wolfram|Alpha Pro

  • Classroom Instruction: Using Wolfram|Alpha(free video course). Get an overview of Wolfram|Alpha, different ways of accessing it and using prebuilt widgets in a course, and resources available to educators.
  • Wolfram|Alpha in Your Classroom(free virtual workshop). A showcase of new Wolfram|Alpha features for students and teachers and how teachers are using it to inspire authentic learning with access to real-world data.
  • Calculus Webinar for Educators (free video webinar). Explore functions and their derivatives, integrals and limits using the Wolfram Language. Shows practice problems with the Wolfram Problem Generator and lesson plans and tips on using Wolfram|Alpha in your calculus course.
  • Physics Webinar for Educators(free video webinar). Learn about using Wolfram|Alpha for your physics class computations to complement your existing curricula. Includes blog posts and online resources that help foster curiosity in areas such as mechanics, particle physics, optics and others.
  • Economics Webinar for Educators (free video webinar).Access a wide range of socioeconomic and demographic data, currency computations, financial indicators and country data using natural language input. Create stunning visualizations and examine financial equations such as mortgage and annuity through rigorous algorithms.

Resources for Researchers

  • Mathematica: Ultimate Research Environment (free video course).Explore Mathematica’s high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.
  • Wolfram Language Training Courses(free video courses).Explore what’s possible with the Wolfram Language, including programming fundamentals and concepts, built-in functions, symbolic expressions, and tips for better, faster coding.
  • Introduction to HPC and Grid Computing(free video course).Learn how to create programs that take advantage of multicore machines or available clusters.
  • Field-Specific Applications. Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.
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