How to download and install Mathematica on the Raspberry Pi (for free)

It's no longer bundled with the Pi, but you can still get it for free!
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The latest version of Raspbian Stretch removed Mathematica from the Raspbian downloads list, as is evident in their release notes:

* Removed Mathematica

As confirmed by The Raspberry Pi Foundation, it was removed because the Mathematica contract expired after 5 years and was not renewed.

If you still want to use Mathematica on the Pi, you're in luck! Mathematica maker Wolfram Tweeted that Mathematica+WolfLang will continue to be available on Raspberry Pi:

The Wolfram rep went on to say:

Wolfram Research is committed to support Raspberry Pi's mission to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world.

This short guide will show you how to download and install Mathematica for free onto your Raspberry Pi, getting around its removal from the Raspbian downloads list.


To install Mathematica, log into your Pi and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wolfram-engine

Reboot your Pi and you're done!