Math Software: Matlab and Mathematica

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Wharton students have access to free copies of Mathematica and MatLab while they are enrolled at Wharton.  These software packages are only available for Wharton-related research, business, teaching and learning.

Mathematica

  1. Set up a Wolfram Portal account at https://user.wolfram.com/portal/registration.html Use your Wharton e-mail address as the username (username@wharton.upenn.edu); do NOT use your Wharton password, but create a new password just for this site.
  2. Look for the email verification in your Wharton email, click the link, and continue.
  3. Fill out the form at: https://user.wolfram.com/portal/requestAK/375f717ab53c07c109948aefd5aea4d7a3388074
  4.  Set the 'Department to Business & Finance , and choose the license you need (generally 'Mathematica for Sites (Single Machine)'). You will receive your Activation Key in your email.
  5. Download and install the software from https://user.wolfram.com/portal/myProducts.html
  6. Use the Activation Key you received when you are prompted for it (during installation or at first use).

Additional Mathematica Resources

Hands-on Start to Mathematica popular tutorials for new users. Topics include creating notebooks and presentations, basic calculations, graphics and interactive models, data analysis, and more:

Deeper Dive: Wolfram Mathematica Learning Center offers hundreds of videos and other dynamic learning resources to maximize your use of Mathematica for your particular area of interest:

MATLAB

To use the Wharton-licensed version of MATLAB:

  1. log on to THIS SITE to obtain your Activation Key.
  2. Set up a Mathworks account using the Create Account button at https://www.mathworks.com/. Use your Wharton e-mail address as the username (username@wharton.upenn.edu); do NOT use your Wharton password, but create a new password just for this site.
    1. When you are asked how you will use this software, choose Academic Use.
    2. Fill in the other information as appropriate.
  3. Look for the email verification in your Wharton email, click the link, and continue.
  4. From the MathWorks site http://www.mathworks.com/academia/tah-support-program/tah_license_admin_guide.html, carefully follow the instructions for "Steps That Students Complete", pp. 1-34 to 1-42.  (Make sure you follow the directions to download product files from MathWorks -- Step 3-2, p. 1-37)

For additional support using MATLAB, or for problems with installation, contact MATLAB's support at http://www.mathworks.com/support/

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