MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. Developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, Java, and Fortran.

Installation of Mathworks MATLAB on a Windows PC

  1. Download the Windows Package (64bit)
  2. Extract the Matlab package, you will need 7zip or a similar extraction utility to do this.
  3. Connect to engineering VPN server
  4. From an administrative command prompt, change directory to the unzipped folder and run "setup.cmd" (NOT "setup.exe")

Installation of Mathworks MATLAB on a Linux PC.

  1. Download
  2. Extract the Matlab package, you will need 7zip or a similar extraction utility to do this.
  3. Connect to engineering VPN server
  4. Copy installer-class.ini and license.dat to /tmp/
  5. From the extracted folder, run ./install -if /tmp/installer-class.ini
  6. After the installation completes, copy license.dat to /usr/local/MATLAB/licenses/network.lic

Installation of Mathworks MATLAB on a Mac OS X PC

  1. Download the package for Mac OS X 10.12 or later
  2. Extract the Matlab package, you will need 7zip or a similar extraction utility to do this. (Keka is recommended)
  3. Open the R2020a…dmg file and run InstallForMacOSX
  4. Use Advanced Options/I have a file installation key
  5. When prompted to logon to mathworks or an installation key use 32431-25485-38117-15339-57674-26111-55930-17370-22286-15564-01100-13764-47027-01874-05663-56946-36575-41815-61179-02164-11888-54143-59483 as the file installation key.
  6. Select the license.dat (part of the 7zip file)
  7. Use defaults for the rest of the installation
  8. Connect to the VPN to run Matlab (unless you are on the ENGR network)