Newly Available in 2019: Access to Wolfram Alpha Pro

Wolfram Alpha Pro is a computational knowledge engine which provides factual responses to queries ranging from mathematical formulas to pop culture trivia. While Wolfram Alpha is openly available on the web, JMU’s Mathematica license allows access to Wolfram Alpha Pro, which has no ads and provides a number of advanced features including the ability to save queries, set and hold preferences, input local data and images, upload and analyze 60 file types, and download output data.

How to Access Wolfram Alpha Pro

Wolfram Alpha is a web site which may be accessed from any device with browser and internet connection.  All faculty, staff, and students may access the Pro version by following these directions:
  1. If you do not have a Mathematica account, create one using the instructions found below.

  2. Request access by using your Mathematica account information to complete the registration form and agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA).

  3. Go to Wolfram|Alpha and click "Sign in" to access Wolfram|Alpha Pro.
Wolfram has created a lengthy FAQ site and has wide community of developers and users in numerous disciplines and topical areas. 

How to Get the Latest Mathematica Client Version 12
(Now fully compatible with 64-bit macOS Catalina)

Mathematica can be installed on:

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


Mathematica Tutorials

The first three tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.



Teaching with Mathematica

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


Resources for educators


Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, 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