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 free to all members of the university.  (Funded by top-slicing Divisions since November 2018).

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

IT staff installation using license server

Materials IT staff can remotely deploy Mathematica onto Materials department-owned desktops upon request via stating the hostname of the computer which is turned on ready for remote installation of Mathematica.

User installation using license server or personal license

The simplest method is to download from then install Mathematica and point it at the university network license server, however that means that Mathematica will only work when you are connected to the university network via a wired connection or via Virtual Private Network (VPN) if wireless or outside Oxford.   

However if you want Mathematica to work without a network connection (e.g. on a laptop), Wolfram also offer a home use license for Mathematica which requires your to have a personal account on the Wolfram website associated with the Oxford Mathematica license which takes longer to setup due to a manual authorization mechanism involving emails. See home use instructions at

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