Wolfram Mathematica

Mathematica, Mathematica Online, and Wolfram|Alpha Pro at McMaster

As of September 22, 2021, McMaster has a one year site license for Wolfram Mathematica (and also Wolfram Alpha Pro). The idea is that we will see how it goes for this year and then evaluate whether we want to continue it for future years.

The software can be used by anybody who has a McMaster email, e.g. faculty, postdocs, grad students and undergrad students. It can be used for research and teaching. To get access to the software you should follow the appropriate link below and register for a license using your McMaster email. You may then either download the program to your computer or use it on the web. There is also an app version which is optimized for running on a smart phone. If you have multiple devices you can download a new version on each device.

IMPORTANT: Any support-related questions should be directed to Wolfram, and NOT the RHPCS group. For other inquiries, please contact Duncan O'Dell.

Supported Products


  • Faculty, staff, and students are eligible to use products on campus or personal machines
  • Agreement supports use of products in instruction and academic research
  • Licensing is renewed annually and is available only to active students, faculty, and staff

Request Licensing

  • Enter your @mcmaster.ca email at the following URL: https://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo
  • Click each corresponding link to request products; new users are prompted to create a WolframID
  • Fill out forms multiple times for installations on multiple machines (need one key per machine)
  • "Wolfram Cloud" or "WolframAlpha" apps (Google Play or App Store) available for mobile
  • Licensing information will be emailed, or can be found at https://user.wolfram.com

Additional FAQs for troubleshooting

Please note that any support-related questions should be directed to Wolfram, and NOT the RHPCS group.

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