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Install Mathematica on macOS

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Students, faculty and staff may install Wolfram Mathematica on their personally owned macOS computer for home use.

Mathematica is a state of the art, technical computing environment, used by millions to design, code and document technical ideas and innovations.


  1. Click the Download and Install button on this page.
  2. Enter your Miami credentials when prompted to begin the download. The installer will be saved in your Downloads folder. Do not power off, put to sleep, or disconnect from the network until the download completes.
  3. Click on the file that was downloaded, at the bottom of your browser window. This will extract the install file into your Downloads folder.
  4. Press Command-Option-L to open the Downloads folder and display the last file downloaded.  Once the files extract the Downloads folder will open.
  5. Press the Control key and click on the Mathematica package file that was downloaded. Click Open from the short-cut menu.
  6. When prompted that this installer is from an "unidentified developer", click the Open button. The app is saved as an exception to your security settings.
  7. Follow the prompts to proceed through the installer. When the install finished you may choose either to "Keep" the installer or "Move to trash".
  8. Press F4 to open the Launchpad, locate and click Mathematica to start the application.

Note: If you are running this application on a computer from off-campus, you will need to first login to Miami VPN network to obtain a Mathematica license.