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Personal Computer Installation

Individual employee and student users at UT Dallas can install a standalone copy on personal devices. In order to install Matlab on a personal computer, a Mathworks accounts must be set up.

For installation on UTD computers, please do not use a personal install. Please submit a ticket with the OIT Helpdesk to request an installation so it can be associated with the site license.

Please note 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, your local install will be updated automatically. You may ignore any messages regarding license expiration like this.

Download and Install Matlab

  1. Log in using your NetID and password here. After verifying your UTD account, you will be prompted to either log into a pre-existing Mathworks account or create one.
  2. Go to Mathworks downloads
  3. Click the download button for the current release
  4. Clink the installer for your system type
  5. Locate the installer you downloaded and run the installer.
  6. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions
  7. When prompted to do so, select the license you want to use
  8. Select the products you want to download and install
  9. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next
  10. 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

Step 1

  • 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
Note: By default both programs will be installed into the same location, so don’t worry about over writing files. It cannot work without both packages

Step 2

  • Connect to the VPN if not on a campus computer or connected to Cometnet
  • Download and run Putty
  • Under Session, enter the hostname you want to connect to: on port 22. Make sure the connection type is ssh.

Step 3

  • 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
Note: You can save your session settings and load it each time you want to connect from the Session section.

Step 4

  • 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 – Mac OS X

Step 1

  • Download XQuartz
  • Open XQuartz to start the PC X Server

Step 2

  • Connect to the VPN if not on a campus computer or connected to Cometnet
  • Open Terminal and type ssh -X [email protected]
  • Press Enter

Step 3

  • 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. This list is re-evaluated annually. Every Summer the list is reviewed and a collection of toolboxes are selected for the following year. The license is renewed every August 1.

  • Aerospace Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox
  • Database Toolbox
  • Datafeed Toolbox
  • Econometrics Toolbox
  • Embedded Coder
  • Financial Instruments
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed-Point Designer
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Global Optimization Toolbox
  • Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • MATLAB Compiler SDK
  • MATLAB Report Generator
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • Model Predictive Control Toolbox
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Phased Array System Toolbox
  • RF Toolbox
  • Robotic Systems Toolbox
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • SimBiology
  • SimRF
  • Simscape Driveline
  • Simscape Electronics
  • Simscape Power Systems
  • Simulink 3D Animation
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Design Optimization
  • Simulink Real-Time
  • Simulink Report Generator
  • Standard Suite
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Trading Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox

Help & Guides

An extensive collection of help tutorials are available online.