You can get the “Wolfram Language” & “Mathematica” on Raspian, for free!

The Raspberry Pi Foundation and Wolfram research have teamed up to bring Mathematica to the Pi.

What is Mathematica? Well according to the official Matematica site:

Almost any workflow involves computing results, and that’s what Mathematica does—from building a hedge-fund trading website or publishing interactive engineering textbooks, to developing embedded image-recognition algorithms or teaching calculus.

Mathematica is renowned as the world’s ultimate application for computations. But it’s much more—it’s the only development platform fully integrating computation into complete workflows, moving you seamlessly from initial ideas all the way to deployed individual or enterprise solutions.

All future downloads of Raspian will include the software be default but you can get it now but running the following in an LXTerminal Window:

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

It’s a pretty hefty download (some 600mb) so make sure you have enough space on your SD card and a bit of time for the packages to come down.

(More info at the official Raspberry Pi Blog)