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Mathematica 9 for Macintosh for UB-Owned Computers

Use Mathematica: math software that integrates numeric and symbolic computations, graphics, programming language documentation and connectivity to other applications.

In order to install Mathematica, you need to first request the activation key from the vendor. The key will be emailed to your UB email address. You can then install the software.

Download and Install Mathematica

Mathematica integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system, and connectivity to other applications. Mathematica is available for installation on UB-owned computers for instructional use. This software is not licensed for federally sponsored research.

  1. Go to the Wolfram Activation Key Request Form
  2. Enter your UB email address in the Login With Wolfram ID field. 
  3. Click Create Account.
  4. Enter your complete buffalo.edu email address, first name and last name in the fields as requested.
  5. Create a password of at least 6 characters. Enter it in both the Password and Confirm password fields.
  6. Enter the captcha code that appears.
  7. Click Create Wolfram ID.
  8. In your UB email, reply to the confirmation email from Wolfram.
  9. Go to the Wolfram Activation Key Request Form and log in using your UB email address and Wolfram passwpord.
  10. In the Activation Key Request form:
    • Enter your first name, last name and UB email address in their respective fields.
    • Select Mathematica for for Sites (Single Machine) from the Select a Product dropdown if you are installing on a single computer. Select Network Mathematica for Sites (MathLM) for network installs.
    • Select Macintosh in the Platform dropdown.
  11. Click Submit. The activation key will be sent to your UB email address.
  12. Click the Download Mathematica from UB for UB-Owned Compters for UB-Owned Computers button, above.
  13. Open the zip file mac_Staff-Mathematica9.0.020120321.dmg.zip. This will reveal two more files, Mathematica and Extras.pkg.

Installing the Application

  1. Click the Mathematica icon and drag it into your Applications folder.
  2. Navigate to your Applications folder and double-click Mathematica.app.folder.
  3. A warning will appear about opening Mathematica. Click Open.
  4. A warning about accepting incoming connections will appear. Click Allow.
  5. The Wolfram Mathematica icon should appear in your Dock. Click it to reveal the activation window. Enter the activation key that was sent to your UB email address and click Activate.
  6. You must accept the terms of the license agreement to activate Mathematica. Select I accept the terms of this agreement and click OK.

Installing Extras

  1. Return to the folder Mathematica.
  2. Double-click Extras.pkg. The launcher window will open.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Click Install.
  5. The installation is complete. You may need to close and re-start your browser.

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