FAQ about Mathematica Home Edition

General

Q: What limitations apply to using Mathematica Home Edition compared to using the professional version of Mathematica?
Mathematica Home Edition provides an inexpensive version of Mathematica for those who want to use its powerful technology outside of work and on personally owned computers. For those who want to integrate Mathematica into their teaching, research, or work, professional licenses are always available.

Technology and Capabilities

Q: How is Mathematica Home Edition different from the professional version of Mathematica?
Mathematica Home Edition includes all of the functionality found in the professional version. The difference is that Mathematica Home Edition is only authorized for use on personally owned computers for non-professional and non-academic purposes.

Q: What platforms does Mathematica Home Edition support?
Mathematica Home Edition is available for Windows (Vista/7/8), Mac OS X (Intel), and Linux.

Purchasing and Registration

Q: How do I prove that I'm buying Mathematica Home Edition for my personal use?
Mathematica Home Edition cannot be registered to a business, institution, or other non-personal address. Nor can it be purchased using a check or credit card account belonging to a business, institution, or other non-personal entity, or with a purchase order.

Policies

Q: Where is Mathematica Home Edition available?
Mathematica Home Edition is available for sale online in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Japan. For other territories, please contact Wolfram Research or one of Wolfram's authorized resellers.

Q: Can I use Mathematica Home Edition to support my teaching or academic research?
No, but significant discounts are available for educational licenses.

Q: Can I use Mathematica Home Edition for my homework?
Yes, but Mathematica for Students provides students with the full version of Mathematica at a higher discount.

Q: What kinds of technical support are available for Mathematica Home Edition?
Mathematica Home Edition licenses include 30 days of technical support after registration. Premier Service is not available for Mathematica Home Edition.