Mathematica is a math software by Wolfram enabling advanced mathematics computations.


Current version of Mathematica is 13.1

Release notes

What's new in Mathematica 13.1

Summary of New Features in 13.1

Running Mathematica

Make sure you have /astro/local/bin in your PATH or run module load mathematica

Text mode: math

Graphics mode: mathematica

Running the first time:

When running Mathematica the first time, you may see a "Activate online" screen.

  • Press the "Other ways to activate" button
  • Select "Connect to a network license server"
  • Enter and press the "Activate" button

Note to MacOS users

If you get the following error message when running mathematica on a linux machine and displaying over X11 on your MacOS machine:

libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

run the following command and restart X11:

defaults write org.macosforge.xquartz.X11 enable_iglx -bool true


We only have 3 mathematica licenses, so please quit mathematica when you are not actively using it.

To see who is currently using mathematica: monitorlm


Tutorial: Fast Introduction for programmers

Introduction: An elementary introduction to the Wolfram language

Documentation: Wolfram System and documentation center

Training: Wolfram U


By Torben Leifsen
Published Mar. 13, 2018 7:09 AM - Last modified July 18, 2022 11:23 AM