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Wolfram Mathematica Software: Home

Resources pertaining to the desktop software Mathematica platform for the Wolfram coding language, site licensed by Drexel University

Get Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica

For new accounts and software downloads, log into the following College of Engineering page using your Drexel credentials:

For help with first time registration and installation contact Wolfram Tech Support at 

Faculty may contact Drexel University Online's Learning Technology Group for more about interactive visualizations for instruction.

Contact the Liaison Librarians listed on the side of this page to get an introductory orientation to using Wolfram tools.


  • YouTube videos on how to do small, specific projects with Mathematica

Other Helpful Links

Most of these links can be found at the Wolfram Learning Center. A great place to start browsing the broad pool of resources for this technology.

How Does Your Discipline Use Wolfram?

Alternative Open Source - Jupyter

About Wolfram Mathematica

Mathematica is a symbolic computation platform that is used across many engineering fields for data processing and visualizations among other things. It employs high-level commands that more closely resemble scripting than conventional programming.  The publicly available "lite" version, Wolfram CDF Player, is provided for running Mathematica programs and interactive visualizations that have been saved in the Computable Document Format (CDF). See elsewhere on this page for details on how to get the full Drexel site-licensed "author-ware" version of Mathematica for coding original work.

Getting Started with Wolfram Mathematica

Desktop VS. Cloud Accounts

You have several options:   Mathematica Desktop   OR    Wolfram Cloud   OR    BOTH!  

If you intend to just use the WolframAlpha features, then go to and create an account using your Drexel email.

If you are new to programming, the Cloud account poses some advantages for getting started because you install nothing on your own desktop. The tradeoff is that Wolfram Cloud accounts have less robust features and because Drexel did not site license the cloud version, your storage will limited. But if you are just getting started with coding, you will likely not encounter the storage limitation very soon. In contrast, experienced coders will want to download the desktop version and get started with the most full features from the start.

About Wolfram "Alpha"

Wolfram Alpha is called a “computable knowledge engine” that supplies structured data via web search or API and is the data licensed to Apple behind its Siri product. See the Wolfram Alpha guide for more information on this Drexel site-licensed service.


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