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SUNY/ITEC's Mathematica Information Page
Info/Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- SUNY ITEC
Mathematica Access and Support Instructions
Mathematica Summary of Contract User Terms
does the license expire ?
Is the NCN CD the
same as the Silver CD in Version 5?.
During the NCN Cd install it asks for
Organization name. What do I put?
How do faculty get the software/password for home use?
How do students locate the
Is webMathematica under the SUNY contract?
Pros and Cons of using network licenses (MathLM) or the NCN cds for Windows or Mac labs
Phone # students can call to register Mathematica if they do not have web access.
Announcement of first Mathematica shipment to participating
license runs from November 1st to October 31st (a one year term)
Wolfram interchanges the term NCN CD with Silver CD. They are the same.
This CD would be labeled "for Windows, Mac, Linux" which does not have the
words "for network and single machine" on the CD label.
To facilitate the
process for faculty and staff requesting a Mathematica home-use license, Wolfram
Research has created a Home-Use License Request Form, which is available online
http://www.wolfram.com/solutions/highered/homeuse.cgi. The only information
the Mathematica campus license manager and technical coordinator will need to
provide faculty/staff is the Mathematica site license number.
Faculty and staff
can also use this form to request an upgrade or renewal for an existing
faculty/staff home-use license. Please note that this form should not be used
for student home-use license requests.
When a request is
received, Wolfram verifies that the applicant is a current faculty/staff member
of your organization and in a department that is covered by your license
program. Please let
firstname.lastname@example.org know if you would like to approve all home-use
license requests before the license is shipped so Wolfram can make sure they
handle these requests appropriately.
approved for a home-use license is issued a unique license number and sent a
CD-ROM containing a single-machine version of Mathematica for the platform
requested. Each home-use license expires annually in conjunction with your
organization's campus license. Upgrades are free as they are released, but each
home-use license holder must request them from Wolfram Research by filling out
this form. Certain restrictions of use apply, so please refer to your
organization's home-use license agreement for details.
For Macintosh and Windows versions of Mathematica, the
MathID number can be found in the dialog box viewed upon installation. (The top
of this dialog box says, "Please personalize your copy of Mathematica.")
You may also retrieve a MathID number as the value of $MachineID from
within Mathematica. For Unix versions, please refer to your Getting
Started with Mathematica guide.
Yes. webMathematica licenses are on a "per request" basis
so campuses will not receive this with the original package of CDs. Upon
request only, they will be shipped to the campus. Once the campus is using
webMathematica, the Mathematica campus license manager or technical coordinator
will need to keep Mathematica informed of
(1) the person responsible for the license
(2) contact information of #1
(3) the url's of pages made to use in conjunction with webMathematica
(see contract terms regarding this
the big picture level, it doesn't really matter which you would use (the NCN
or the network version with the license manager).? Let me give you some pros
and cons of both ways and hopefully that will allow you to make a more informed
decision on which makes more sense for your campus:
of using the NCN:
users don't need to depend on the network to run
the NCN passwords are the same for the campus for any installation on Mac
or Windows... so for that year, Wolfram would not need to be contacted Again
for a different password (with the network, the password is specific
that server on which the MathLM resides).
similar to (ii), if multiple labs with separate networks would have Mathematica
on them, the installation instructions and passwords for the NCN
would be the same regardless of the different
the network license (using the license manager) only works on TCP/IP networks
so if there are networks that are Novell or non-TCP/IP networks, the
NCN would be the only choice to use
of using network licenses:
if the labs are heterogeneous in nature (Win, Mac, Linux and/or UNIX), there
would only be one password for this lab if it's controlled by one network
(Linux & UNIX require individual passwords for each installation for
network licenses (MathLM) can serve down to previous versions of Mathematica
as well as new versions as long as the MathLM is at the most recent
version.? So if there are folks on that
network who are desperate (for
some reason) to use the older version, they can do so without anything special
needed to be done by IT since all passwords are contained on the server,
not on the end user's computer.
the IT group has a little more control here since passwords are contained
on the server.? For example, if they want
to turn on and off IP addresses
using Mathematica, if they want to run reports to see how much Mathematica
is being used and by whom, etc.
1-800-965-3726 then hit "2"
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