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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.
Many Haverford students use Mathematica in their math coursework. Also, students frequently use Mathematica in research projects-- not only in the math department, but also in other quantitative disciplines, like economics and physics.

Finding Mathematica

  • 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

Getting help

Last modified: Wed Jan 16 15:03:14 EST 2013