Instructions for downloading Mathematica

  • Log into wesfiles.

  • Navigate to the software folder by clicking the folder icon under the Wesfiles logo, then the Software folder.

  • Either pick "MacSoft" for Mac or "PCSoft" for Windows.

  • Choose the "All" folder, followed by the "Mathematica" folder.

  • For Mac users: Open the "Mathematica 9.0 for Students" folder. Check the box next to the .dmg file, right click and choose "Save to Desktop". Then click on the downloaded file to expand it and then install it.

  • For Windows users: Open the "Student Mathematica 9.0" folder. Check the box next to the .EXE file, right click and choose "Save to Zip File" to download the software. Unzip the downloaded software. The installer is in the windows directory.

  • For all users: After installing the software, follow the instructions in the "Mathematica Student Activation" text file. It is important to use your Wesleyan email address, and not, for instance, a gmail account.

  • There will then be an automatic "registration" wizard that will run. The wizard will prompt you through setting up a Mathematica account.

  • If you have any problems, you can email helpdesk@wesleyan.edu.