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Installing Mathematica on OSX

NOTE: WSU Chemistry will no longer be licensing Wolfram Mathematica.  The current licensing end date is 2/21/2020. See the Mathematica Overview page for more info.


You must connect to chem-diamond3. Open the Jukebox share on diamond3.

  1. Open the Mathematica folder in the Jukebox.
    Step 1
  2. Find the Mathematica disk image.
  3. Drag locally to desktop and open.
    Step 3
  4. Drag the Mathematica logo to the Applications icon.
    Step 4
  5. Accept the default prompts.
    Step 5
  6. Accept the default install.
  7. Watch the application install.
  8. Success. The application has installed. Click Close.


Licensing Mathematica on OS X

After installing Mathematica, you must point it towards our network license server.

  1. Launch Mathematica. Mathematica will launch the activation process. We do not use an activation key so click the Other ways to activate button.
    Click the Other Methods to activate button
  2. Choose the Connect to network license server method.
    Choose the network server license option
  3. The activation application prompts for the name of the network license server. The name of the server is privileged. It is provided only to faculty, staff and students in chemistry. Go back to the Mathematica folder in jukebox. Look for a file named ServerName.txt. Open that file. Note the server name that is in that file.Open the ServerName text file for the name of the license server
  4. Enter the server name in the activation box. The name shown is not the real server name.
    Enter the name of the license server.
  5. Accept the license agreement.
    Accept the license
  6. Mathematica launches. You must be on the Internet to launch Mathematica. If you are not on the WSU-Pullman campus, you must connect to the VPN before you launch Mathematica.
    The Mathematica start page.