is a powerful computational software program based on symbolic mathematics used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical and computing fields.
Mathematica on CLASSE owned computers
CLASSE has a Mathematica license server (lnxlm) on the CLASSE network which allows a number of concurrent users. To see which users have checked out licenses, please type:
Mathematica is available on all CLASSE Linux systems. Wrapper scripts in /usr/local/bin are set to run the 12.0
version, but can be switched to other installed versions, e.g. to launch the 11.1.1
mathematica -r 11.1.1
Or, to always use the latest available version, type:
mathematica -r latest
Available Linux versions include (click on version number for Wolfram Documentation):
Mathematica can be run interactively
and in batch
on the GridEngine Compute Farm
If you have a Macintosh or Windows personal computer and plan to only run Mathematica while connected to the CLASSE network, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
requesting that a copy of Mathematica be installed on your computer.
You can run Mathematica while off campus by logging in to a CLASSE Linux system and having that system open X windows on your system.
If you want to run Mathematica after connecting to a CLASSE Linux system using ssh, X2Go
or NX, you must install the mathematica fonts on your local system. To start with, download the attached mathematica_fonts.tar.gz
See also: http://support.wolfram.com/kb/10427
Mac OS X
- tar -xzvf mathematica_fonts.tar.gz
- cp mathematica_fonts/* ~/Library/Fonts/
- mkfontdir ~/Library/Fonts/
- logout and back in
Mathematica on personally owned computers ("home use")
If you are faculty or staff at Cornell and have a need to run Mathematica on your personal computer when you are NOT connected to the CLASSE network, you can order a copy Mathematica here:
We do have a very limited number of home use licenses available to faculty or staff at no charge - send email to service to request a home use license. Please note that we may not have enough home use licenses to satisfy all requests. If we have any home use licenses available, a computer group will email you instructions we have saved in the computer group's wiki.
If you are a student at Cornell, you can order a copy of Mathematica here:
or a perpetual license from an academic reseller like The Cornell Store.
The benefit of a perpetual license is that Mathematica will not expire; however, in order to upgrade to a newer version, a new license must be purchased.
The benefits of the annual license vs the perpetual license are:
- the break-even is nearly 3 years
- upgrades to the latest version are available anytime during the licensing period.