The University of Queensland, funded by the School of Mathematics & Physics (SMP) has an educational site wide license for Mathematica for use in teaching and research for UQ staff and students.

Supported platforms are Windows, MacOSX and Linux. Version 11 is available.

Usage will be monitored, and the current financial model will be reassessed periodically, potentially with a requirement for contribution in the future for continued use.

What is included?

Mathematica 11

 

Who can use it?

The Mathematica network concurrent license is available to all current employees and enrolled students of The University of Queensland who are using a UQ owned computer or private computer. 

Access from all non UQ locations can be made by VPN network connection to the server (visit https://its.uq.edu.au/services/vpn to download the VPN software if required)

 

 

Home use for staff and students

Mathematica use at home for all UQ staff and students is included

Eligible home users must be UQ staff or UQ students and must be using the software on a privately owned computer that is normally located at their primary place of residence. Connecting to the Network Concurrent Licence through VPN from a privately owned computer is required. However it must not be used for commercial business ventures (consulting for a company, creating your own business, etc).

Download the installation media from the ITS Software Downloads site

On all machines except linux

  1. Mount the CD and run the installer
  2. The last step of installation asks for type of license password.
  3. Select (2) "Network license" then enter value "uq-licsrv01.soe.uq.edu.au"

On Linux machines

  1. you will need "root" access.
  2. If your Linux system is not setup to autorun CDs,  you will need to manually mount the CD with a command similar to "mount -r -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom"
  3. Run the installer script:
    bash -c /media/cdrom/Unix/Installer/MathInstaller
  4. Following installation, you may need to configure the Mathematica fonts into your X11 font server. This is necessary as commands can vary with Linux version.

Mathematica suggest the commands

xset fp+ /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/6.0/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1

xset fp rehash

 

 

 

 

Conditions of Use

For University of Queensland teaching and non-commercial research purposes only.

The License is available to all faculty, staff & students for support of teaching and academic research use but is NOT for use in commercial applications For full agreement terms and conditions please see the Licence Agreement T&C’s   

Prohibited Uses.

All uses of the software and other elements of the Product not specifically stated in the Permitted Uses and installations section of this Agreement are prohibited, including, without limitation:

  1. Running more Controlling Processes or Computational Processes concurrently than the maximum specified on Your License Certificate, or allowing access to a single Controlling Process by multiple computers or terminals;
  2. Decompiling, disassembling, or reverse engineering the Software;
  3. Modifying the Software in any manner, except those portions written in the Mathematica language and included as examples;
  4. Distributing, publishing transferring, sublicensing, lending, leasing, renting or otherwise making available the Product or any portion of the Software including collections of data, except as permitted at http://www.wolfram.com/components for distributing Mathematica-generated code;
  5. Copying or allowing copying of the product or any elements of the Product, except as permitted for the maintenance of an archival copy of the Software as allowed by the Permitted Uses and installations section of this Agreement;
  6. Allowing access to the product by any user other than the Licensee, including without limitation, acess to the Product via a web server, which is only allowed pursuant to a valid webMathematica TM licence agreement;
  7. Removing any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices from the Product;
  8. Installing separate components of each Controlling Process or Computation Process on separate computers, with the exception that the front end of a Controlling Process can be on a separate computer from the associated kernel;
  9. Using the Software for any illegal purpose or to create malicious programs, including but not limited to creating computer viruses and malware or denying computer bandwidth to WRI and its affiliates and users;
  10. Using a password, activation key or other means of accessing the Software other than as specifically authorized by WRI; and
  11. Restricting third parties in receipt of Mathematica-generated FreeCDF TM .cdf files from republishing or redistributing them by any means, including but not limited to rights management or terns of use, without the express consent of WRI.

How do I obtain a copy of the software? (UQ computers)

Supported platforms are Windows, MacOSX and Linux.

UQ staff can obtain access to the Mathematica network licence server through the Self Service app (OSX), Software Center (Windows) or contact the ITS Servicedesk via help@its.uq.edu.au for assistance

Information for IT Staff

Instructions for manual installation.

Download the installation media from the ITS Software Downloads site

On all machines except linux

  1. Mount the CD and run the installer
  2. The last step of installation asks for type of license password.
  3. Select (2) "Network license" then enter value "uq-licsrv01.soe.uq.edu.au"

On Linux machines

  1. you will need "root" access.
  2. If your Linux system is not setup to autorun CDs,  you will need to manually mount the CD with a command similar to "mount -r -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom"
  3. Run the installer script:
    bash -c /media/cdrom/Unix/Installer/MathInstaller
  4. Following installation, you may need to configure the Mathematica fonts into your X11 font server. This is necessary as commands can vary with Linux version.

Mathematica suggest the commands

xset fp+ /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/6.0/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1

xset fp rehash

 

 

Licence Type

The Wolfram site license includes Mathematica and Alpha Pro products. 

The Wolfram site license period runs from 30th November 2016 to 29th November 2019.

Tutorials

A range of tutorials and other introductory training and explanatory resources are available on the Wolfram website http://www.wolfram.com/training/courses/

For the convenience of UQ staff and students, we have also provide links to these, along with the descriptions provided by Wolfram, below. Note that access to some of the training resources will require an additional separate registration step.


Tutorials

Mathematica

The first three tutorials are excellent for new users, and can be assigned to students as homework to learn Mathematica outside of class time.

Follow along in Mathematica as you watch this multi-part screencast that teaches you the basics—how to create your first notebook, calculations, visualizations, interactive examples, and more.

Learn Mathematica at your own pace from authors with 50+ years of combined Mathematica experience—with hands-on examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and authors' tips that introduce you to the breadth of Mathematica with a focus on ease of use.

Use this tutorial to learn about solving math problems in the Wolfram Language—from basic arithmetic to integral calculus and beyond.

Provides a list of new functionality in Mathematica 11, and links to documentation and examples for these new features—including 3D printing, audio processing, machine learning and neural networks, and text and language processing.

Access step-by-step instructions ranging from how to create animations to basic syntax information.

Browse Wolfram's large collection of learning materials and support resources.


Teaching with Mathematica

Mathematica offers an interactive classroom experience that helps students explore and grasp concepts, plus gives faculty the tools they need to easily create supporting course materials, assignments, and presentations.

Resources for educators

Learn how to make your classroom dynamic with interactive models, explore computation and visualization capabilities in Mathematica that make it useful for teaching practically any subject at any level, and get best-practice suggestions for course integration.

Learn how to create a slideshow for class that shows a mixture of graphics, calculations, and nicely formatted text, with live calculations or animations.

Download pre-built, open-code examples from a daily-growing collection of interactive visualizations, spanning a remarkable range of topics.

Access on-demand and live courses on Mathematica, SystemModeler, and other Wolfram technologies.


Research with Mathematica

Rather than requiring different toolkits for different jobs, Mathematica integrates the world's largest collection of algorithms, high-performance computing capabilities, and a powerful visualization engine in one coherent system, making it ideal for academic research in just about any discipline.

Resources for researchers

Explore Mathematica's high-level and multi-paradigm programming language, support for parallel computing and GPU architectures, built-in functionality for specialized application areas, and multiple publishing and deployment options for sharing your work.

Explore what's possible with the Wolfram Language, including programming fundamentals and concepts, built-in functions, symbolic expressions, and tips for better, faster coding.

Learn how to create programs that take advantage of multicore machines or available clusters.

Learn what areas of Mathematica are useful for specific fields.

Contacts

ITS Licensing & Maintenance:

Email software.licences@uq.edu.au
Telephone (07) 3365 6000
Fax (07) 3346 6985