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 http://www.wolfram.com/support/contact
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.
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.
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.
You have several options: Mathematica Desktop OR Wolfram Cloud OR BOTH!
If you intend to just use the WolframAlpha features, then go to www.wolframalpha.com 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.
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.