Student Resources: Mathematica
What is Mathematica?
Mathematica is a comprehensive software tool for mathematics.
- It performs symbolic and numerical calculations.
- It produces advanced plots and graphics for mathematical visualization.
- It has a programmable interface that allows for extensive exploration of mathematics.
- Mathematica is available in every computing lab at Haverford.
- Haverford students can download a version of Mathematica for use on their own computers (Windows or Macintosh). Please see detailed installation instructions at the IITS software page. (Bryn Mawr students: go here.)
- Faculty and staff who want to run Mathematica on campus or at home should contact David Lippel or Rob Manning.
- A Linux version of Mathematica is available; contact David Lippel for more information.
Learning to use Mathematica
- There are many fine video tutorials for Mathematica. First-time users should start by watching the first few videos in the Hands-on Start to Mathematica. You should experiment with Mathematica as you watch these tutorials.
- Complete documentation is available at the Mathematica Documentation Center, which includes many How-To Topics.
- Other resources in the Tri-College community include:
- Information at the Haverpedia.
- Students should contact the computing ProDesk for questions about installing Mathematica.
- Questions about using Mathematica can be asked in the Math Question Center.
- Ask David Lippel by e-mail or during his math computing office hours
Last modified: Wed Jan 16 15:03:14 EST 2013