For three decades, Mathematica has defined the state of the art in technical computing—and provided the principal computation environment for millions of innovators, educators, students, and others around the world.
Widely admired for both its technical prowess and elegant ease of use, Mathematica provides a single integrated, continually expanding system that covers the breadth and depth of technical computing—and seamlessly available in the cloud through any web browser, as well as natively on all modern desktop systems.
With energetic development and consistent vision for three decades, Mathematica stands alone in a huge range of dimensions, unique in its support for today's technical computing environments and workflows.
Mathematica has nearly 5,000 built-in functions covering all areas of technical computing—all carefully integrated so they work perfectly together, and all included in the fully integrated Mathematica system.
Building on three decades of development, Mathematica excels across all areas of technical computing—including neural networks, machine learning, image processing, geometry, data science, visualizations, and much more.
Mathematica builds in unprecedentedly powerful algorithms across all areas—many of them created at Wolfram using unique development methodologies and the unique capabilities of the Wolfram Language.
Superfunctions, meta-algorithms... Mathematica provides a progressively higher-level environment in which as much as possible is automated—so you can work as efficiently as possible.
Mathematica is built to provide industrial-strength capabilities—with robust, efficient algorithms across all areas, capable of handling large-scale problems, with parallelism, GPU computing, and more.
Mathematica draws on its algorithmic power—as well as the careful design of the Wolfram Language—to create a system that's uniquely easy to use, with predictive suggestions, natural language input, and more.
Mathematica uses the Wolfram Notebook Interface, which allows you to organize everything you do in rich documents that include text, runnable code, dynamic graphics, user interfaces, and more.
With its intuitive English-like function names and coherent design, the Wolfram Language is uniquely easy to read, write, and learn.
With sophisticated computational aesthetics and award-winning design, Mathematica presents your results beautifully—instantly creating top-of-the-line interactive visualizations and publication-quality documents.
Get started with almost any project with help from 150,000+ examples in the Documentation Center, over 10,000 open-code Demonstrations in the Wolfram Demonstrations Project—and a host of other resources.
Mathematica has access to the vast Wolfram Knowledgebase, which includes up-to-the-minute real-world data across thousands of domains.
Mathematica is now seamlessly integrated with the cloud—allowing sharing, cloud computing, and more in a unique and powerful hybrid cloud/desktop environment
Mathematica is based on the breakthrough Wolfram Language.
The unique knowledge-based symbolic language that grew out of Mathematica, and now powers the Mathematica system.
The uniquely flexible document-based interface that lets you mix executable code, richly formatted text, dynamic graphics, and interactive interfaces in Mathematica.
The 500+ functions from Mathematica 1 are still in Mathematica 12—but there are now nearly 6,000, as well as a huge range of important new ideas that dramatically extend the vision and scope of the system.
When Mathematica first appeared in 1988, it revolutionized technical computing—and every year since then it's kept going, introducing new functions, new algorithms and new ideas.
Math was Mathematica's first great application area—and building on that success, Mathematica has systematically expanded into a vast range of areas, covering all forms of technical computing and beyond.
Mathematica has followed a remarkable trajectory of accelerating innovation for three decades—made possible at every stage by systematically building on its increasingly large capabilities so far.
Versions of Mathematica aren't just incremental software updates; each successive one is a serious achievement that extends the paradigm of computation in new directions and introduces important new ideas.
If you're one of the lucky people who used Mathematica 1, the code you wrote over three decades ago will still work—and you'll recognize the core ideas of Mathematica 1 in the vast system that is Mathematica today.
Mathematica has always stayed true to its core principles and careful design disciplines, letting it continually move forward and integrate new functionality and methodologies without ever having to backtrack.
Mathematica is Wolfram's original, flagship product—primarily aimed at technical computing for R&D and education. Based on the Wolfram Language, Mathematica is 100% compatible with other core Wolfram products.
Questions? Comments? Contact a Wolfram expert »