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Installing Mathematica 11.3

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.

“For three decades, Mathematica has defined the state of the art in technical computing—and provided the principal computation environment for millions of innovators, educators, students, and others around the world.”- Wolfram Mathematica
Mathematica 11.3 is the newest version of Wolfram Mathematica. This program can be installed through Jukebox on chem-diamond3.

To get to Jukebox follow the instructions to access chem-diamond3.

  1. Once you have accessed Jukebox click on the “Mathematica” folder.

Step 1

2. Once in the “Mathematica” Folder. Click on the “11.3 Installer”

Step 2

3. Once in the “11.3 Installer” Folder. Click on the “Mathematica_11.3.0_WIN_DM.exe” to start the installer.

Step 3

4. Click “Run” to begin the download.

Step 4

5. The download will begin. This may take a while, so please be patient.

Step 5

6. Once the download is complete, it will ask you to launch the installer. Click “Launch” to continue.

Step 6

7. Continue the installation by hitting the “Next” Button.

Step 7

8. Now it will ask you to select where you want to install the program. This can left default, unless you would prefer to install it in different location. To select a different location click the “Browse” button to select where you would like to install it. Then click “Next” to continue.

Step 8

9. Now, it will ask you which components you want to install. Leave these as the defaults and click “Next” to continue.

Step 9

10. Then it will ask you to create the shortcut. Leave these settings as the defaults and hit “Next” to continue.

Step 10
11. If you have a previous version of  Mathematica installed, it will ask to remove any previous installs. Hit “Next” to remove previous editions and continue to the next step. If you do not have a previous version Mathematica installed this will not apply to you.

Step 11

12. Now, it will give you a summary of your selections. Click “Install” to continue with the installation process.

Step 12

13. Mathematica will run and install the necessary files and once the installer is done, click the “Finish” button.Now you have the latest edition and Mathematica installed and ready to go!
Step 13

14. Launch Mathematica. Mathematica will launch the activation process. We do not use an activation key so click the Other ways to activate button.

Step 14
15. Choose the Connect to network license server method.
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16. 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.

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17. Accept the terms and conditions, at this point Mathematica should launch fully activated.