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I'm a student from Afghanistan and I like to use Mathematica to experiment with as a hobby. But I cannot afford it. Does any one know of a free option?

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    $\begingroup$ Depending upon your use needs, wolfram cloud basic is free. There are also ways to have a jupyter environment running the wolfram engine that is free for developers. Here is a link. $\endgroup$ May 11 at 2:12
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    $\begingroup$ Here's an idea: Have your teacher contact Wolfram (wolfram.com/contact-us ), and ask if they would be willing to donate one copy of Mathematica to your school, which would be installed on a school computer. Then all the students would have access to it. He should include a link to the school's website. $\endgroup$
    – theorist
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    $\begingroup$ Wolfram Engine is free, you can use it from command line or jupyter $\endgroup$
    – I.M.
    May 11 at 5:25
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    $\begingroup$ Since the comments have turned (mostly) into a discussion of constructive alternatives, let me note that a cheap way to get a licensed copy of Mathematica is to purchase a Raspberry Pi computer. It's good for other educational purposes, too. $\endgroup$
    – John Doty
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    $\begingroup$ Ashkan, the topic was cleaned up to conform stack exchange rules. Off topic and obsolete comments were deleted as well. Let's keep it this way. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    May 12 at 5:00
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You can download 15-day trial Mathematica for free with "just an e-mail address" here:

https://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/trial/

Other solutions presented in comments:

One idea would be to use Wolfram Alpha (which is free) and has many of the same capabilities as Mathematica. – bill s

Depending upon your use needs, wolfram cloud basic is free. There are also ways to have a jupyter environment running the wolfram engine that is free for developers. Here is a link. – CA Trevillian

Here's an idea: Have your teacher contact Wolfram (wolfram.com/contact-us ), and ask if they would be willing to donate one copy of Mathematica to your school, which would be installed on a school computer. Then all the students would have access to it. He should include a link to the school's website. – theorist

Wolfram Engine is free, you can use it from command line or jupyter – I.M.

A cheap way to get a licensed copy of Mathematica is to purchase a Raspberry Pi computer. It's good for other educational purposes, too. – John Doty

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  • $\begingroup$ @Kuba Thanks for your considerate editing of the answer. $\endgroup$
    – user79703
    May 12 at 7:35

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