The world’s most powerful computing environment


What is Mathematica?

As the world's most powerful global computing environment, Mathematica offers a whole new way of interacting with the world of data.

Mathematica offers a new level of automation in:

  • algorithmic computation
  • interactive manipulation
  • dynamic presentation

Mathematica in the department

Mathematica is currently installed in:



Getting Mathematica

The university has an unlimited license for Wolfram Mathematica for university-owned computers.

Computers must be owned by the university, but can reside on or off campus.

Mathematica can also be installed on:


  • faculty/staff school-owned machines: Installers are available by making a request to Mathematica Administration.
  • faculty/staff personally-owned machines: Home-use versions are available for staff and faculty only. Please make a request by following the instructions here.
  • students' personally-owned machines: Students at NAU can now download and install their own full version of Mathematica while studying at the University.
    Please connect to our secure site to read the instruction on how to do this by clicking the link here.


Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let Paul Fish know.

What is Mathematica used for in a university setting?

Mathematica is used for:

  • lecture presentations, writing journal articles, and student lab reports
  • individual student projects, and leads to a much deeper understanding of concepts
  • research and writing applications

What are the best steps to start using Mathematica?

If you are new to Mathematica, below are some suggestions on the best ways to get started.


Teaching faculty

Research faculty