# Mathematica: Mathematica symbolic and computational mathematics package.

## Contents

## Overview of package

Package: | Mathematica |
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Description: | Mathematica symbolic and computational mathematics package. |

For more information: | http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/ |

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License: | SiteLicense (Multi-department funded) |

### General usage information

Mathematica is a computational software program used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical and computing fields, based on symbolic

This module will add the commands math and mathematica to your PATH. Run math for the command line interface, and run mathematica for the GUI interface.

Mathematica is proprietarily licensed software. It is made available to UMD users through a campus license paid for with funding from various colleges.

## Available versions of the package Mathematica, by cluster

This section lists the available versions of the package Mathematicaon the different clusters.

### Available versions of Mathematica on the Deepthought2 cluster (RHEL8)

Version | Module tags | CPU(s) optimized for | GPU ready? |
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12.1.1 | mathematica/12.1.1 | x86_64 | Y |

### Available versions of Mathematica on the Deepthought2 cluster (RHEL6) [DEPRECATED]

Version | Module tags | CPU(s) optimized for | GPU ready? |
---|---|---|---|

12.0.0 | mathematica/12.0.0 | x86_64 | N |

11.1.1 | mathematica/11.1.1 | x86_64 | N |

10.4.1 | mathematica/10.4.1 | x86_64 | N |

## Running Mathematica

This section provides a little help on running Mathematica.

### Running Mathematica with the GUI

This is generally fairly simple. Just type `mathematica`

and
the Mathematica notebook should open. This assumes you have an
X11 server running on your
desktop.

**NOTE:** Mathematica uses specialized fonts to display
the mathematical and other symbols it uses. These fonts must be installed
on the system the X11 server is running on, e.g. your desktop. If you
are receiving graphics errors, or the fonts are screwed up, you probably
need to install the fonts on your desktop system. See
this knowledge base article for Macs,
or the Wolfram site
for the official Wolfram solution.

### Running Mathematica from the Commandline/Without the GUI

There are times when you wish to run a mathematica script non-interactively. E.g., submit it from the command line to run as a batch job, for instance on an HPC cluster.

In this case, you should place your mathematica commands into a file
using a text editor. For this example, we will assume the commands are
in the file `my-math-script.m`

. You should then run the script
file with the command
`math -noprompt -script my-math-script.m`

. The `math`

command runs the command line version of Mathematica, the `-noprompt`

argument suppresses the display of the command prompt, and the
`-script`

argument tells it to take input from the following
file name.