Downloading and Installing Mathematica (How-to)

1. Create Your Mathematica Account

  1. In a web browser, go to the Wolfram Activation Key Request Form.
    (Note: Students should be directed by an instructor to begin the installation.)
  2. Click Create Account.
    (Note: If you already have a Wolfram ID, sign in then skip to the next section.)
  3. Fill out all fields on the account creation form. Use your Drake email address.
  4. Click Create Wolfram ID.
  5. Find the confirmation email sent to your email account and click the verification link.
  6. Log in using your new credentials.

2. Download Mathematica

  1. Fill out the Wolfram Activation Key Request Form then click the Submit button.
  2. After a few moments, you should see a page stating Your Activation Key Has Been Created along with your activation key.
    (Note: You should also receive a confirmation email with your Mathematica activation key.)
  3. Click on the Product Summary page link.
  4. Click on the Get Downloads button (or scroll down the page to the Downloads section).
  5. Download the appropriate version of Mathematica for the OS installed on your computer (Linux, macOS, or Windows).

3. Activate Mathematica

  1. Scroll back up to the Activation Keys section of the page (or go to your confirmation email).
  2. Highlight and copy your Mathematica activation key.
  3. Launch the downloaded Mathematica program.
  4. When prompted, use your copied activation key to activate Mathematica then accept the license agreement.


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