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Mathematica is licensed for use by MIT students, faculty, and staff on MIT-owned and personal machines.
Note: Lincoln Lab and the Whitehead Institute employees are not covered by MIT's license.

How to Obtain

Licensing and Download (MIT certificate required)

Use your email address to request a current activation key from the Wolfram website via the link below.

Windows 7: Virtual Machine for Educational Use

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This is a preconfigured Windows 7 virtual machine designed for use by MIT faculty, staff and students that need to access selected educational applications.

How to obtain

Download (MIT certificate required)

  • Click the Download button on this page.
    Note: The VM download file is approximately 10 GB.  Download times can range from 20 minutes to two hours depending on the speed of your network connection to MIT.



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MathWorks products are restricted to use in the support of classroom instruction and research activities of students, faculty, and staff. The right to use these products for any other purposes, including commercial purposes, is expressly prohibited.

How to obtain

Licensing (MIT certificate required)


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