This article explains how to access Mathematica, a computation and visualization package available to all current faculty, students, and staff.
Valid e-mail domains are: @uchicago.edu, @chicagobooth.edu, @chicagogsb.edu or @uchospitals.edu. Mathematica is licensed for use by all current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Chicago. At such time as you leave the University, you must remove your copy of the software, or make arrangements with the Wolfram to purchase the commercial version.
Wolfram has a web-based introductory tutorial for Mathematica. You can find it at: http://www.wolfram.com/broadcast/screencasts/handsonstart/. You might also contact the ITS Software Consultants (https://itservices.uchicago.edu/page/academic-technologies-software-consultations) for additional advice.