To get started, choose from the topics below.
- Personal Computer Installation
- Access Matlab Remotely – Windows
- Access Matlab Remotely – macOS
- Help & Guides
Personal Computer Installation
Individual employee and student users at UT Dallas can install a standalone copy on non-networked systems, laptops, and home systems.
In order to install Matlab on a personal computer, a Mathworks accounts must be set up.
You may be notified by Matlab that your license will expired after a certain number of days. This message is referring to the university wide license that is updated once per year. When the university wide license is updated, you may need to run an installer to make sure the updated license is applied to your installation. For instructions on applying license updates, please contact the helpdesk at [email protected] or 972-883-2911.
Network licenses should be used for fixed-location networked on-campus computers as is current practice, such as for computer labs. This allows the license to be centrally managed.
Download and Install Matlab
- Log in using your NetID and password here
- Create a MathWorks Account or log in with a pre-existing account
- Go to Mathworks downloads
- Click the download button for the current release
- Clink the installer for your system type
- Locate the installer you downloaded and run the installer.
- In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions
- When prompted to do so, select the license you want to use
- Select the products you want to download and install
- After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next
- When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete
Access Matlab Remotely – Windows
- Download and install Xming and Xming Fonts.
- Run Xming to start the PC X Server. The "X" icon should be visible on the Windows Taskbar
- Scroll to Connection > SSH > X11. Check the box next to "Enable X11 Forwarding". By default "X Display location" enter localhost:0. The remote authentication should be set to MIT-Magic-Cookie-1
- Click Open to bring up the terminal
- Log in with your NetID and password (Password will be in silent keystrokes, no text will appear in Terminal)
- Type matlab & and press Enter
Access Matlab Remotely – macOS
- Download XQuartz
- Open XQuartz to start the PC X Server
- Enter your password (Will be in silent keystrokes, no text will appear in Terminal)
- Type matlab &and press Enter
We have licensed the following toolboxes as part of the MATLAB agreement.
The following toolboxes are currently available.