Math Software: Matlab and Mathematica (Students)

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: http://whr.tn/mathematica_student
  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.
    • When you are asked how you will use this software, choose Academic Use.
    • 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/


Questions?

Contact - Wharton Computing Student Support

Email - support@wharton.upenn.edu