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General Information

Short Description: Symbolic and numerical computing, advanced graphics and visualization

Long Description:  Mathematica integrates a numeric and symbolic computational engine, graphics system, programming language, documentation system, and advanced connectivity to other applications. There is a wide range of uses: Handling complex symbolic calculations; Loading, analyzing, and visualizing data; Solving equations, differential equations, and minimization problems numerically or symbolically; Doing numerical modeling and simulations, ranging from simple control systems to galaxy collisions, financial derivatives, complex biological systems, chemical reactions, environmental impact studies, and magnetic fields in particle accelerators (excerpted from

Category: Mathematics and Statistics

Programming Language: Mathematica

Installation Information

Version: Version 11.0     Version date: August 2016

Technical Support: Contact Constantin Andronache (, 617-552-6215).

Terms of Use/Purchase Information: Available for teaching and research on BC-owned computers, including computer labs in the departments listed below, faculty home computers, and on student computers.  

Distribution: For installlation on a BC-owned computer, please contact your TC to schedule a time.  Faculty can request a copy for home use by accessing the following web site from a computer on the BC network:

Students may download Mathematica from:

License Information

Number of Licenses: Site license.

Type of License: Individual and network licenses.

Installed Sites: Mathematics Department, Economics Department, Computer Science Department, Physics Department, Finance Department, Institute for Scientific Research, O'Neill 245, BC-owned computers, faculty home computers, student computers.

Mathematica is available through a Web interface via BC's Windows's Application Server (

Installed Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X,  Linux


Vendor/Developer: Wolfram Research

Vendor Website:

User Guide: Wofram Research provides online documentation at:

Reference Website:  Wolfram Research has an information center (, which provides downloadable resources such as courseware, articles, and demos.