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Wolfram Mathematica

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4.6/5 (113 reviews)

Wolfram Mathematica overview

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Free trial
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Devices

Web-based

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United States

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Online Support, Phone Support
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Wolfram Mathematica reviews

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massimo fazio

It's the Macintosh of the interpreted software languages, it just works right out of the box!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The most critical feature of Mathematica (and Wolfram products in general) is that everything is seamlessly perfectly integrated. Everything is curated and maintained up to date. Competing platforms like Matlab sure offer a larger set of functionalities, but the integration of the many "packages" is too often very poor. In Mathematica, every package is fully integrated with the rest of the platform like no other software. Maybe you can say that Labview somehow reaches the same level of integration. Mathematica is a very flexible and multi-purpose software language that can be used for programming pretty much anything. New functionality like "Cloud-deploy" allow anybody to run algorithm made in Mathematica from anywhere in the world, from any device, with the only need of having an internet connection and a compatible browser.

Cons
Some secondary functionalities like the Presentation notebook are not so well developed, yet. That said, I doubt many will ever use it.

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Jonathan Witt

Engineering Grad Student Review of Mathematica

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

Overal really useful if you know how to use it and particularly strong at analytical calculus and symbolic equations. Otherwise the language is a little clunky. If more people used it, it would be more valuable.

Pros
Mathematica is really great at solving symbolic math equations. Unrivaled in my opinion. Analytical solving is a breeze with this and it is intuitive how it all appears, as if you wrote it on a sheet of paper. That is its best feature. Otherwise it has a lot of really cool math functionality for analzying data. I particularly have used it for signal processing.

Cons
Well it is like learning another programming language so you have to get over that barrier. It is hit or miss with other people who know how to read the software or even use it. The only reason I used it was because I found Wolfram Alpha online as an undergrad and when I became a grad student I found out the previous grad students used it. I'd say its programming language is a little clunky, compared to some competitors. And its not open software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

A lifesaver for a lab with different levels of mathematical expertise!

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-13
Review Source: Capterra

With this, you don't need to be able to develop complex programs to successfully complete routine calculation tasks. Our lab uses it to get accurate calculations for unit conversions as well as resuspension volumes, etc that usually take a while to calculate with excel or other data processing software. It's easy to use and can be customized given the right expertise.

Pros
This software maes complex calculations that are routine a breeze to complete. We used to use excel for our calculations, which required really complex formulas typed in to the formula bar that were easily corrupted by an accidental click. Additionally, you had to be really familiar with the spreadsheet already in order to use the formula. With Wolfram, we have automated much of our routine calculations, such as titrations and reconstitutions. The formulas are already built in and require very little calculation on the user's part. Everything as simple as converting millimoles to micromoles, all the way to more complex tasks such as calculating dilution factors, can all be done quickly and has improved both accuracy and productivity in the lab.

Cons
In order to make many of the calculations and formulas relevant to our particular needs in the lab, we needed a person who was highly competent with program design and logic. For the longest time we were stuck with only using the basic functions until finally someone more familiar with computers in general helped us to design custom functions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Fabian Mendes

Good tool for students/professors at sciences and engineering

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2019-06-24
Review Source: Capterra

It was helping me out with my learning and check if I did well an exercise or if the result is similar, how it did get there.

Pros
Ït's offline. It tells the way to solve some exercises and share its result, save it as capture image and so. It is not heavy for our device. A bit quicker and easier to use than another calculator with its features like solving integrals and derivations. Not programming knowledge needed.

Cons
IYou must be cautious with what and how you write your equations because of syntax and priority solving by the mathematics and the program itself.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Siavash Amirrahmat

Wolfram is so great for symbolic mathematics

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
It has a great symbolic tool box great for solving very complex mathematical equations.

Cons
As someone who is used to regular coding languages like c. The coding in mathematica is initially hard to learn.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tony Mok

Wolfram Mathematica

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-26
Review Source: Capterra

Very good software.

Pros
It's fast and easy to create math equations and solve them. I have used this software for calculus when I was in college and it was very useful.

Cons
None. Very good software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Binod Bhattarai

A must have software for every science and math student

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

I'm highly satisfied and recommend Wolfram Mathematica.

Pros
I like how easily it solves complex algebra and integration problems. It's so easy and intuitive to use.

Cons
The cloud version sometimes freezes otherwise it could be a great feature for users to have a powerful Computational tool everywhere.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Good for Math or Engineering Students

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

Except for the price, I really enjoy Mathematica, it really helps me do math better.

Pros
Mathematica supports a lot of useful functions for serious math people. It is also a useful tool in a classroom setting.

Cons
I got it for free from the university. But after I graduated, my license expired. I was considering buying it but it was just way too expensive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Simol Shah

Definitely one of the cooler intro to visualization

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-28
Review Source: Capterra

Pretty much visualizing the boundaries and thresholds of certain spatial naps

Pros
A stepstone to nathematical computing, it allows for variable visualization and variable plots at any sort of selfmade or exported query you may have

Cons
A lot of different functions and multiple ways of plotting could be difficult to understand for the first time user

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jennifer Cooper

Wolfram Mathematica great for checking solutions and visualizations

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

Mathematica is great for creating lecture figures or solving problems to homework sets.

Pros
This software is great for visualizations of complex problems and detailing the steps to reach the solution. The interface is user friendly and is relevant for all types of coursework including biology, physics, engineering, math, and more. It's a very useful tool to have as a student.

Cons
The debugger tool isn't the best and you'll need a basic understanding of programming. The license unfortunately is not free.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Wolfram Mathematica features

Self-Learning
Visualization

Additional information for Wolfram Mathematica

Key features of Wolfram Mathematica

  • Document Classification
  • Model Training
  • ML Algorithm Library
  • Neural Network Modeling
  • Image Segmentation
  • Convolutional Neural Networks

Benefits

Nearly 5,000 built-in functions covering all areas of technical computing. Instant real-world data and unimaginable algorithm power. Everything is industrial strength with seamless cloud integration. Documents as well as code in the same notebook.