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Mathematica for Windows 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.

Downloading 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.

Installing Mathematica

  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. Log in with your UB email address and Wolfram password.
  10. In the Activation Key Request form:
    • Enter your first name, last name and UB email address in their respecitve fields.
    • Select Mathematica for Sites (Single Machine) from the Select a Product dropdown if it is being installed on a single machine. Select Mathematica for Sites (MathLM) for networked computers.
    • Select Windows in the Platform dropdown.
  11. Click Submit. The activation key will be sent to your UB email address.
  12. Click the Download from UB for UB-Owned Computers button, above, to download the software.
  13. Double-click the installer file win_Staff_mathematica9.0.0_20120321.exe that you downloaded from UB.
  14. The installer will launch. Click Run.
  15. Click Next.
  16. Use the default installation location or choose a different folder, then click Next.
  17. Select Optional Components. Select Mathematica Extras. Click Next.
  18. Keep Wolfram Mathematica as the start menu identifier. Click Next.
  19. Click Install.
  20. Click Finish. A browser will open acknowledging you have installed the browser plugins. You must activate Mathematica before you can use it.
  21. Open the email message sent to your UB email address from Wolfram. It contains the activation key.
  22. Select Mathematica from your start menu (It may be in Start, All Programs, Wolfram Mathematica, Wolfram Mathematica 9).
  23. Enter the activation key exactly as it appears in the email message: Enter the first 4 characters, a hyphen, the next 4 characters, a hyphen, and the last 6 characters.
  24. Click Activate.
  25. You must agree to the terms of the license agreement to use Mathematica. Select I accept the terms of this agreement, then click OK.

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