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USC ITS Statistical Software: MATHEMATICA

The USC Libraries developed this guide at the request of USC’s Committee on Information Services (CIS) to help faculty and students locate and benefit from the statistical software provided by Information Technology Services (ITS)



Mathematica is a comprehensive, technical computing environment that allows the user to easily work with numerical, symbolic, and graphical information and data. Mathematica is currently available on the UNIX, Mac OS X, and Windows platforms.

Mathematica is particularly useful when working with symbolic notations or manipulating algebraic expressions. Additionally, Mathematica includes significant plotting and graphical visualization tools along with a built-in scripting language.

Getting Help

For more information about Mathematica, visit the Wolfram Research website. If you are interested in installing Mathematica somewhere else, contact Paul Fish at Wolfram Research.

For assistance with downloading, installing, or launching Mathematica, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center at 213-740-5555 or send an email to