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Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematica

Wolfram Mathematica

What is Mathematica?

Wolfram Mathematica is a software system with built-in libraries for several areas of technical computing that allow machine learning, statistics, symbolic computation, data manipulation, network analysis, time series analysis, natural language processing (NLP), optimization, plotting functions and various types of data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other programming languages.


 

How To Get Mathematica

Mathematica is currently installed in the following locations:

Computer labs

  • Wallace Building, Room 444; Please contact Tom Kay (Tom.Kay@eku.edu) for additional installation locations.

Mathematica can also be installed on:

  • Faculty and staff personally owned machines
    Fill out this form to request a home-use license from Wolfram.

Are you interested in putting Mathematica elsewhere? Please let IT or Troy Schaudt at Wolfram Research know.


 

Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, and in addition gives faculty and staff the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

Resources for educators

  • Mathematica for Teaching and Education — Free video course
    Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.
  • How To Create a Lecture Slideshow — Video tutorial
    Learn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.
  • Wolfram Demonstrations Project
    Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.
  • Wolfram Training Education Courses
    Access on-demand and live courses on Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.

 

Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different tasks, Mathematica integrates the world’s largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Resources for researchers

  • Mathematica for University Research — Free video course
    Explore Mathematica‘s high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.
  • Utilizing HPC and Grid Computing in Education — Video tutorial
    Learn how to create programs and take advantage of multi-core machines or a dedicated cluster.
  • Field-Specific Applications
    Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.