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Creating a Wolfram Account

Go to user.wolfram.com and click “Create Account.”

Create Wolfram Account

Fill out the information requested and click “Create Wolfram ID”

Create Wolfram ID

You’ll then receive an e-mail from Wolfram asking you to verify your e-mail address.  Click on the link in the e-mail, and your account will be automatically verified. Once you’ve done that, proceed to the directions for your specific type of installation.

Obtain a License Key

Create an account using the instructions above.  Then click on this link: http://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo/homeuse/?parent_license=L3300-6392&request_type=NEW_HU_LICENSE

The license key (L3300-6392) should be automatically filled in.  If not, enter it in the field indicated. Then click Continue.
Wolfram License Key

You will be asked the installation method and the operating system that you’ll be using. Select either Download: Send it to me or CD Send it to me and the operating system of your home computer.

Wolfram License Details

You’ll then be taken to another screen where you’ll need to enter in your personal information. At the bottom, you’ll be asked to provide proof that you’re an employee of CNU.  If there’s a public-facing website that contains a department directory, you can include that. Otherwise, you should e-mail proof to orders@wolfram.com.

Proof of Eligibility


It may take some time for you to get an approval message.  Please do not submit repeated requests.

Installing Mathematica

Windows

Click the download link in your license key e-mail or log in to your Wolfram account. Then choose “Get Downloads”.  Click on the “Windows” download link for Mathematica Download Manager.

Mathematica Download for Windows

A window will pop up with information about your download.  Click “Start Download”.

Start Mathematica Download

When your download is complete, navigate to your downloads folder and double-click the “Mathematica” file.

Mathematica File

You may be asked if you want to run the file.  Choose “Run”

Run Mathematica File

A box will pop up showing the progress of the download of Mathematica.  You can do other things while you wait for the complete download.

Mathematica Download Manager

When it finishes, click Launch.

Launch Mathematica Installer

The installer will then start. Click “Next >” four times (unless you have a compelling reason to change any of the settings presented.

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Installer 1Installer 2Installer 3Installer 4

Then, click “Install”

Installer Start

Mathematica will begin installing on your computer. Click “Finish” to exit the installer.

The first time you run Mathematica, you’ll be prompted for your activation key.  Enter the key that you got during the key request process and press Activate. You’ll need to be connected to the Internet to activate your software.


Activate Mathematica

Accept the license agreement on the next page.  You’ll then be able to use Mathematica.


Macintosh

If you haven’t already, you must allow applications from identified developers to run on your system. Click on the Apple menu and choose “System Preferences.”

Mac System Preferences

Next, choose Security & Privacy.

Security and Privacy

Click the lock to allow editing of the preferences.  You may have to enter your password.

Edit System Preferences

Under “Allow applications downloaded from:,” choose “Mac App Store and identified developers”.

Allow applications

Close the window, and you’re ready to start installing the software


Click the download link in your license key e-mail or log in to your Wolfram account. Then choose “Get Downloads”.

Download License Key

Click on the Macintosh Mathematica Download Manager download button:

Mathematica Download Manager Download

A box will pop up asking you if that’s what you want to download.  Click Download.

Download Mathematica Download Manager

Navigate to your download folder and double-click the Mathematica .dmg file.

Mathematica MacOS File

Then, double-click the download manager.

Open Download Manager Mac

Depending on your settings, you may get a warning.  Choose “Open”.

Open Mathematica File


Your download will start.  You can do other things while it downloads.

Wolfram Download Manager



When the dowload completes, click Launch.

Launch Mathematica Installer

The install window will come up.  Drag the Mathematica symbol to the Applications folder symbol.

Mac Mathematica Install Window

The Mathematica software will then install.  You’ll hear a sound indicating that the install is complete.


You’ll be prompted for your activation key.  Enter the key that you got during the key request process and press Activate.  You’ll need to be connected to the Internet to activate your software.

Mathematica Activation Key

Accept the license agreement on the next page.  You’ll then be able to use Mathematica.




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