There is a lot of math-related software on our systems. We try to install all major systems that are free of charge, and the department furthermore pays for Maple, Mathematica, and Matlab. On this webpage, we list some specific quirks or other local matters that have arisen.

Matlab MCC

On Linux systems, the Matlab command-line tool mcc conflicts with the similarly-named tool that is part of Mathematica. Since the Matlab tool is more commonly used, the command mcc should invoke the Matlab tool. However, to ensure you've got the correct tool, instead use the command mcc-matlab.

Mathematica MCC

On Linux systems, the Mathematica command-line tool mcc conflicts with the similarly-named tool that is part of Matlab. Since the Matlab tool is more commonly used, the command mcc does not invoke the Mathematica tool; instead, use the command mcc-mathematica.

Mathematica Activation

Mathematica needs to be activated the first time you run it. At the bottom of the activation window select "Other ways to activate". On the next window, select "Connect to a network license server". Then enter vm-ls-mathematica.math.arizona.edu as the "Server name" in the final window. More information can be found here: http://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/ActivatingMathematica.html.