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technology and computing information and network security# Is Mathematica open source?

Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020

**Mathematica**is a powerful piece of software,closed

**source**or

**open**. Not all applications are

**open**-

**source**, and you can't expect them to "give you"the

**source**code. You should find some examples of the usesof

**Mathematica**, it's quite useful. They also provide supportfor their product, as do most all software companies.

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Similarly, it is asked, is there a free version of Mathematica?

A **free**, light-weight alternative to**Mathematica** Mathics is a **free**, general-purpose onlinecomputer algebra system featuring **Mathematica**-compatiblesyntax and functions. **It** is backed by highly extensiblePython code, relying on SymPy for most mathematicaltasks.

Secondly, is Matlab better than Mathematica? You can do the same thing with **Mathematica** usingPackages but the learning curve is a bit steeper.**Mathematica's** symbolic manipulation is far **better** andeasier to use **than Matlab**. **Mathematica** supportsprocedural programming as most scientists and engineers arefamiliar with.

Similarly, you may ask, is Sage open source?

Use an **Open Source** Alternative By using **Sage** you help to support a viable**open source** alternative to Magma, Maple, Mathematica, andMATLAB. **Sage** includes many high-quality **open source**math packages.

How much is a Mathematica license?

The **price** Wolfram charges for the desktop versionis virtually identical to 2012's **Mathematica** 9: $295 forhome use (or $150 per year), $995 for a “Starter”**price**; $2,495 for a “Standard” edition forprofessionals; or $6,995 for enterprise users.