## What is Mathematica used for?

Mathematica is a symbolic mathematical computation program, sometimes called a computer algebra program, used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical, and computing fields. It was conceived by Stephen Wolfram and is developed by Wolfram Research of Champaign, Illinois.

**Is learning Mathematica worth it?**

For symbolic computations, I highly recommend Mathematica. Mathematica as a programming language is slower that compiled languages (e.g. C, Fortran). If you want to make “complex” code, then I suggest using a compiled language and numerical routines from the Netlib library and other open-source librairies.

### How do I run Mathematica?

If you just want to execute code from Mathematica source files in your project, you can do this by opening a notebook from the project, and loading the code into Mathematica. For example, if you created a basic project Test, you can open the notebook file, Test. nb, and then load and use Test.

**Is Mathematica written in C?**

Mathematica is one of the more complex software systems ever constructed. Its source code is written in a combination of C and Mathematica, and for Version 5, the code for the kernel consists of about 1.5 million lines of C and 150,000 lines of Mathematica.

#### Which is faster Mathematica or MATLAB?

MATLAB is not more powerful than Mathematica. Mathematica is perfectly capable of handling numerical work. True, the finished MATLAB code runs 16% faster than the Mathematica code (because I didn’t bother to compile it), but I think an hour to get real results is better than a week.

**How do you hit enter in Mathematica?**

Click the mouse to select the command, Hit the Enter key, located on the extreme lower right of the keyboard. (Note: this is NOT the same as the (carriage) Return key that you have been using.)

## How do I run a program in Wolfram Mathematica?

To Launch Mathematica: From the Start menu, choose Programs ▶ Wolfram Mathematica ▶ Mathematica 12. Alternatively, you can open an Explorer window, go to the Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\12.0 directory, and double-click the Mathematica icon.