Programming & Development

Mathematica offers a streamlined workflow for development projects of any size. A flexible symbolic language that supports multiple programming paradigms, advanced debugging tools, automatic interface construction, and more simplify the entire development process, from design to deployment.

Seamless development workflow

With built-in algorithms that robustly scale up to very large problems, and many technical areas integrated into one system, Mathematica enables a seamless workflow from initial prototyping to the development of full enterprise-infrastructure systems.

Unique symbolic language

Mathematica consistently represents everything—data, programs, formulas, graphics, documents—as symbolic expressions. This unifying approach is possible only in Mathematica's unique symbolic language, making it easy to develop anything, from simple applets to complex software systems.
Unique symbolic language

Fully customizable instant GUIs

From simple toolbars to sophisticated palettes and complex applications, Mathematica makes developing user interfaces easy. Interface components in Mathematica are specified in a symbolic form, allowing their layout, control type, and connection to variables to be determined automatically, streamlining interface construction and shortening development time.
Fully customizable instant GUIs

Code generation and compilation

Automatic C code generation and compilation of the generated code from within Mathematica makes rapid development of production quality code easy. C code can be compiled as standalone executables or dynamic libraries, or used directly in other projects. Load dynamic libraries at runtime in Mathematica for high-speed, memory-efficient execution.

Debugging and profiling

With the ability to set different types of breakpoints, watch expressions to study code as it runs, visually step through the execution of any program, and more, Mathematica's integrated source-level debugger provides a high level of flexibility to analyze and validate programs, resulting in reduced development time.

Built-in integration with R

Mathematica provides built-in ways to integrate R code into your workflow, allowing data exchange between Mathematica and R and execution of R code from within Mathematica. With RLink, R users can use thousands of functions from across the full Mathematica system.

Context-sensitive Input Assistant

The Input Assistant offers intelligent autocompletion and highlighting for functions, options, and other elements of Mathematica, integrated with Mathematica's unrivaled documentation system.

Multiparadigm programming language

Mathematica stands out from traditional computer languages by simultaneously supporting many programming paradigms such as procedural, functional, rule-based, pattern-based, object-oriented, and more. This multiparadigm approach gets you programming the way you think, not thinking about which way you need to program.

Unlimited performance and scale

At the core of Mathematica's high-performance capability is the world's largest collection of highly optimized algorithms, many of which were invented at Wolfram Research. Combined with the efficiency of just-in-time compilation and automatically configured parallel computing, this ensures the right answers to even the most demanding technical problems.
Unlimited performance and scale

Advanced code editor

Mathematica provides powerful source code editing with syntax highlighting, error reporting, command completion, automatic formatting and indenting, and much more. Integration with the multi-language IDE Wolfram Workbench provides access to several productivity-enhancing tools such as project-based file management, source code control, and advanced debugging and syntax analysis.
Advanced code editor

CDF and other deployment options

Computable Document Format applications deployed to Mathematica, CDF Player, or Wolfram Player Pro put dynamic, multiparameter real-time computation and visualization into the hands of readers. Mathematica packages—reusable, redistributable, platform-independent libraries with full support for documentation and assistant palettes—allow reuse and distribution of source code.

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