MSU has a campus-wide license for Mathematica, a computing environment that helps with organizing algorithmic, visualization and other user interface capabilities within an easy to use interface.

Students, faculty and staff to download the software directly from the Wolfram site at no additional cost. See the links below for download instructions and other information.

 

Mathematica is a software package which is ideal for communicating scientific ideas, whether this is visualization of a concept in an intro-level course, or creating a simulation of a new idea related to research.  Mathematica provides cross-platform support for a wide range of tasks such as giving computationally interactive presentations, a multifaceted language for data integration, graphics editing, and symbolic user interface construction.

Mathematica is used in virtually all of the world’s top universities and colleges, and is commonly used in the following types of departments: Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business and Finance, Life Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Science.

This product is available for Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix.

Faculty, staff and students may download the software on university-owned machines and/or personally owned devices.  

Yes, training is available through Wolfram U. Please note that some classes are free, others are not.

Those looking for training may also be interested in the book, Hands-On Start to Wolfram Mathematica... .  While not free (about $30), it is highly rated by many and can be purchased at: http://url.wolfram.com/3cS-6xgQ/.