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Mathematica How To Obtain for Mac OS X


The instructions on this page are for university owned machines only that have "Property of UT Arlington" asset tags, also referred to as UTA assets in this document.  These are typical faculty/staff office computers that are connected to the UTA network. Please contact OIT Help Desk for instructions on how to obtain Mathematica for computer labs utilizing an imaged based deployment, such as Symantec Ghost. 

How to Get:



Please contact Wolfram directly for instructions on how to install Mathematica on personally owned faculty machines.  You will need to fill out the Wolfram's Staff Home Use Mathematica License form located at  Please contact OIT Help Desk for the required License Key.


The UT System has arranged to sell student licenses through HiEd Inc for $30.00 per year (January through December).  Please see  more information.

How to Use:

  1. Open Finder. Click Go and Connect to Server.

  2. Enter smb://$/Mathematica-7 in the Server Address field and click Connect. Enter your NetID and password if prompted.

    connect to server

  3. Navigate to Mac folder from the mounted software$ shared folder and then double-click on the Mathematica_7.0.1_OSX_MachineSpecific.dmg file.
    download dmg

  4. A disk volume called Mathematica should now mount on your Desktop. Open this disk volume and copy the Mathematica application to the Applications folder alias on the right.
    open program

  5. Double-click on Mathematica in your Application folder to start the program.
    start program

  6. When running Mathematica for the first time you will be prompted to enter license information. Select Network License which is the second button, and enter Click OK. If you had previously installed an older version of Mathematica you may not be prompted.
    license server info

  7. Click Yes if you are asked to install Spotlight plugin and follow the default installation instructions.