Mathematica

Mathematica is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using Mathematica, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications.

Mathematica is licensed via Physics  http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/it/mathematica/ until August 2016.

The Department of Materials uses Mathematica widely and pays annually for unlimited access to Mathematica.

Installation instructions for Materials users

Note that the software package is large and requires more than 5Gb of space.

Several installation routes are available.

IT staff installation using license server

Department IT staff can remotely deploy Mathematica onto department-owned desktops upon request via itsupport@materials.ox.ac.uk. These systems are configured to use a departmental license server.

User installation - stand alone system

  • Download the installation kits from http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/it/OxUnivKits/Mathematica/  selecting the correct version and operating system (Windows,Mac,Linux). NOTE that version 10 is available and listed at the top of the list.
  • Install Mathematica. Start Mathematica.
  • When prompted for an activation key select "Other ways to activate" and choose "Manual Activation".
  • Make a note of your MathID.
  • Complete the user license request form using your @materials email address and entering your MathID
  • You should receive an email (not instantly) which contains your license information.
  • Enter your Activation Key into the "Activation Key" box.
  • Enter your Password  into the "Password" box.
  • Select "Activate" and Mathematica will start up.

User installation using license server

  • Download the installation kits from http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/it/OxUnivKits/Mathematica/  selecting the correct version and operating system (Windows,Mac,Linux). NOTE that version 10 is available and listed at the top of the list.
  • Install Mathematica. Start Mathematica.
  • When prompted for an activation key select "Other ways to activate" and choose "Connect to a network license server". Enter license server details available from itsupport@materials.ox.ac.uk.

Any queries should be directed to itsupport@materials.ox.ac.uk

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