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UAB has acquired a university wide site license for MATLAB and Simulink software. This license includes all Mathworks Inc. products in use at UAB, with the exception of the Distributed Computing Server (DCS) which must be licensed separately. This new site license also makes available several new toolboxes and blocksets not previously licensed by UAB.
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This page covers the steps involved to install Mathworks software on an individual computer. This type of installation is termed a '''Designated Computer''' install. Designated Computer installations are completely stand alone installations and are individually activated for each computer.  This install type is required if the computers that will run MATLAB are not connected to the campus network when MATLAB is in use, eg. a laptop that you use on and off campus. It is also an acceptable installation choice when maintaining Mathworks software on a small number of computers, however, you may find the [[Simplified MATLAB Install]] easier to maintain for any on-campus computers.
  
The new Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license will make it easier for everyone in the UAB community to use MATLAB and other Mathworks products. Specifically, it will enable use of MATLAB on university owned machines for all faculty, staff and students. Faculty and staff will also be entitled to install the software on personally owned computers.
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The Designated Computer install is generally not practical when a large number of computers need to be maintained, since the overhead of managing individual authorizations for each computer is too high. For example, when you are responsible for maintaining many computers in a lab or department or when you simply don't want to take on the responsibility for maintaining license authorizations for your installation. In the latter case, the [[Simplified MATLAB Install]] may be your preferred option.
  
The TAH allows both unlimited use of MATLAB in both teaching and research activities, but only full time faculty and staff can install full collection of MATLAB and any of the 42 toolboxes and block-sets on their computers for UAB work. Students can use Mathworks software on UAB computers on campus.
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==How to install the software==
 
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The following instructions apply to dedicated standalone installations. {{MatlabAppPage}}
UAB will be first university in Alabama to implement a TAH license.
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==how to install the software==
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The following instructions apply to dedicated standalone installations. To set up a license server see: [[Matlab network concurrent license server]].
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In order to install and activate the software, end users need Mathworks accounts. Create a Mathworks account at www.mathworks.com with your official UAB email address (somebody@uab.edu). Students will not be able to install and activate the software.  They are free to use the products on any computer on campus after it is installed and activated. For the purposes of this license, graduate students and post-docs are considered staff when using the software in the course of research.
 
In order to install and activate the software, end users need Mathworks accounts. Create a Mathworks account at www.mathworks.com with your official UAB email address (somebody@uab.edu). Students will not be able to install and activate the software.  They are free to use the products on any computer on campus after it is installed and activated. For the purposes of this license, graduate students and post-docs are considered staff when using the software in the course of research.
  
Users will need an activation key to associate their Mathworks accounts with the license. You can get the activation key from the UAB IT software site. See [[get a UAB Mathworks key]] for instructions. You only need to request the key once.
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Users will need an activation key to associate their Mathworks accounts with the license. You can get the activation key from the UAB IT software site. See [[get a UAB Mathworks key]] for instructions. You only need to request the key once. After your account has been associated with the license, download, install, and activate the software following the instructions below.  '''This is a standalone license, so MATLAB can be used off of the network.'''
  
After your account has been associated with the license, download, install, and activate the software following the instructions below.
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===Download and Installation===
===installation overview===
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Follow the instructions detailed in [[Downloading and Installing MATLAB]].  An outline of these installation steps are as follows:
#Create a Mathworks account using your @uab.edu address if you do not have one already.
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# [http://www.mathworks.com/accesslogin/createProfile.do Create an account at the Mathworks site] using your campus @uab.edu email address. Please do not share your mathworks account ''username'' or ''password'' with anyone as this account will be associated with the UAB TAH license.
#Request an activation [[Get a UAB Mathworks key | key]].
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#Request an [[Get a UAB Mathworks key |activation key]] from the [http://www.uab.edu/it/software/index.php UAB software library page] for faculty/staff and from [http://uab.onthehub.com/ UAB on the Hub] for students. Please make sure to request the appropriate key (Faculty/staff or student) as the software are on different licenses.
#Associate to the campus-wide license using your activation key.
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#[[Downloading_and_Installing_MATLAB#Associate_with_the_UAB_TAH_license|Associate your Mathworks account]] with the campus-wide MATLAB license using your activation key.
#Download and install the MATLAB software.
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#[[Downloading_and_Installing_MATLAB#Download_Matlab|Download the software]] from the [http://www.mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/agent_check?s_cid=mwa-cmlndedl&mode=gwylf&refer=mwa mathworks download site] and [[Downloading_and_Installing_MATLAB#Install_Matlab|install MATLAB]]
#Activate the software.
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This is a standalone license, so MATLAB can be used off of the network.
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===Activation===
 
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'''If you chose to let the installer launch the activation application, the application can skip several of the steps outlined below''' because the installer passes the information to the activation application.
===installation, more detailed version===
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# In the Activation Welcome dialog box, click Next.
A detailed description of the installation process is in the end-user section of the TAH admin guide:
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# Log in to your MathWorks Account and click Next.
[http://pyxis.gsu.edu/twiki/pub/ResearchComputing/CampusWideMatlabLicense/The_Mathworks_total_headcount_installation_guide.pdf TAH Admin Guide]
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# Select the license you want to activate and click Next.
 
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# Specify the Activation Key in the Activation Key dialog box and click Next.
These instructions are paraphrased below:
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# Confirm your activation information in the Confirmation dialog box and click Activate to activate the software.
# You must have a MathWorks account with an @uab.edu email address as the user name. You can use an existing Mathworks account, but the e-mail address used for the account must include the university’s e-mail domain and the account must be set up for academic use. To create an account at the [http://www.mathworks.com MathWorks] web site, click the [http://www.mathworks.com/accesslogin/createProfile.do?uri=http://www.mathworks.com/index.html Create Account link]. When you create the account, make sure to set it up for academic use (under ''How will you use this software'').
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# Complete the activation process by clicking Finish in the Activation Complete dialog box.
# Get an Activation Key. See [[Get a UAB Mathworks key]].
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# To download the software, you must associate your MathWorks Account with the TAH Campus license, using the Activation Key. You can associate with a license using the License Center at the MathWorks Web site. To associate with a license at the License Center, follow these instructions:
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## Go to the MathWorks Web site and log in to your MathWorks Account.
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## On the [http://www.mathworks.com/accesslogin/myAccount.do My Account] page, click ''Manage Licenses''.
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## On the My Licenses page, click ''Associate Me with a License''.
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## In the Associate dialog box, enter the Activation Key of the TAH Campus license. [[Get a UAB Mathworks key]]
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# Follow these instructions to install the product files
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## Go to the [http://mathworks.com MathWorks] Web site and log in to your MathWorks Account. On the [http://www.mathworks.com/accesslogin/myAccount.do My Account] page, under ''My Downloads'' click ''Get Licensed Products and Updates''. (For now, if you do not have download rights, contact [[User:Mbolding@uab.edu | mbolding@uab.edu]] or one of the other [[List_of_UAB_TAH_Asset_Managers | Admins]] and we will change the permissions. Put ''MATLAB TAH'' in the subject line.)
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## Select your products and download them.
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## Start the MathWorks installer specific to your platform.
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##* Windows: Double-click the setup.exe file.
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##* Macintosh: Double-click the InstallForMacOSX file.
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##* Linux/Unix: Run the install.sh script.
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## Choose to ''install automatically using the Internet'' in the Installer Welcome dialog box.
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## Review the software license agreement and click Next.
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## Log in to your MathWorks Account, specifying your university e-mail address and password, and click Next. If you have not created an account, select the I need to create a MathWorks Account option and click Next. If you are creating a new account, enter your university e-mail address, first name, and last name in the Account Creation dialog box. When you create an account you must also specify the Activation Key of the TAH Campus license. (see [[Get a UAB Mathworks key]]) Click Next.
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## Specify the license you want to install in the License Selection dialog box.
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##* If you have already associated your account with the TAH Campus license at the License Center, select the license from the list of licenses.
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##* If you have the Activation Key for the TAH Campus license, select the Enter an Activation Key for a license not listed option and enter the Activation Key.
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##* If you created an account in the previous step, you already specified the Activation Key, so the installer skips this step.
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## After specifying the TAH Campus license, click Next.
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## Select the Typical option in the Installation Type dialog box. This ensures that all products on the TAH Campus license get installed.
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## Specify the folder in which you want to install the software in the Installation Folder dialog box and click Next.
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## Confirm your choices and click Install.
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## When the MathWorks installer finishes, it displays the Installation Complete dialog box. In this dialog box, you can choose to activate the software you just installed. You cannot use the software until you activate it. The MathWorks recommends activating immediately after installation. If you want to activate later in a separate process, clear the option and click Next. To proceed with activation, leave the option selected and click Next.
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# Activate the software. '''If you chose to let the installer launch the activation application, the application can skip several of the steps outlined below''' because the installer passes the information to the activation application.
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## In the Activation Welcome dialog box, click Next.
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## Log in to your MathWorks Account and click Next.
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## Select the license you want to activate and click Next.
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## Specify the Activation Key in the Activation Key dialog box and click Next.
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## Confirm your activation information in the Confirmation dialog box and click Activate to activate the software.
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## Complete the activation process by clicking Finish in the Activation Complete dialog box.
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Your software is now ready to use.
 
Your software is now ready to use.
  
===alternate installation===
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'''NOTE:''' You may also find a detailed description of the installation process in the end-user section of the TAH admin guide:
You must be faculty, staff, post-doc, or a grad student using Mathworks software for UAB research activities to activate this software.
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[http://pyxis.gsu.edu/twiki/pub/ResearchComputing/CampusWideMatlabLicense/The_Mathworks_total_headcount_installation_guide.pdf TAH Admin Guide]
  
# Contact [[User:Mbolding@uab.edu | mbolding@uab.edu]] to be added to the license. Put '''matlab''' in the subject line of your email or Mark may not read it.
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===Installation Help===
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If you get stuck or have problems with the ''self-service'' installation then follow the steps below. You must be faculty, staff, post-doc, or a grad student using Mathworks software for UAB research activities to activate this software.
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# Contact [[User:tanthony@uab.edu | tanthony@uab.edu]] for installation or usage issues.
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# Contact [[User:tanthony@uab.edu | tanthony@uab.edu]] to be added to the license. Put '''matlab''' in the subject line of your email. He will need your @uab.edu email address to confirm affiliation.
 
# Download the software from [http://www.mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/agent_check?s_cid=mwa-cmlndedl&mode=gwylf&refer=mwa mathworks download site].
 
# Download the software from [http://www.mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/agent_check?s_cid=mwa-cmlndedl&mode=gwylf&refer=mwa mathworks download site].
 
# install
 
# install
  
We want this process to be as painless as possible. If you do not hear back from Mark within one working day then call 4-2009.
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Contact [[User:tanthony@uab.edu | tanthony@uab.edu]] or [mailto:support@mathworks.com support@mathworks.com]. Mathworks will want your license number: 678600 (faculty/staff) or 731730 (student).
  
===installation help===
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{{MATLAB Support}}
Contact [[User:Mbolding@uab.edu | mbolding@uab.edu]] or [mailto:support@mathworks.com support@mathworks.com]. Mathworks will want your license number: 678600.
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* General information on the [[UAB TAH license]]
 
* General information on the [[UAB TAH license]]
  
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This page covers the steps involved to install Mathworks software on an individual computer. This type of installation is termed a Designated Computer install. Designated Computer installations are completely stand alone installations and are individually activated for each computer. This install type is required if the computers that will run MATLAB are not connected to the campus network when MATLAB is in use, eg. a laptop that you use on and off campus. It is also an acceptable installation choice when maintaining Mathworks software on a small number of computers, however, you may find the Simplified MATLAB Install easier to maintain for any on-campus computers.

The Designated Computer install is generally not practical when a large number of computers need to be maintained, since the overhead of managing individual authorizations for each computer is too high. For example, when you are responsible for maintaining many computers in a lab or department or when you simply don't want to take on the responsibility for maintaining license authorizations for your installation. In the latter case, the Simplified MATLAB Install may be your preferred option.

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[edit] How to install the software

The following instructions apply to dedicated standalone installations. Please see the MATLAB application page for more information and a general overview of MATLAB and its use at UAB.

In order to install and activate the software, end users need Mathworks accounts. Create a Mathworks account at www.mathworks.com with your official UAB email address (somebody@uab.edu). Students will not be able to install and activate the software. They are free to use the products on any computer on campus after it is installed and activated. For the purposes of this license, graduate students and post-docs are considered staff when using the software in the course of research.

Users will need an activation key to associate their Mathworks accounts with the license. You can get the activation key from the UAB IT software site. See get a UAB Mathworks key for instructions. You only need to request the key once. After your account has been associated with the license, download, install, and activate the software following the instructions below. This is a standalone license, so MATLAB can be used off of the network.

[edit] Download and Installation

Follow the instructions detailed in Downloading and Installing MATLAB. An outline of these installation steps are as follows:

  1. Create an account at the Mathworks site using your campus @uab.edu email address. Please do not share your mathworks account username or password with anyone as this account will be associated with the UAB TAH license.
  2. Request an activation key from the UAB software library page for faculty/staff and from UAB on the Hub for students. Please make sure to request the appropriate key (Faculty/staff or student) as the software are on different licenses.
  3. Associate your Mathworks account with the campus-wide MATLAB license using your activation key.
  4. Download the software from the mathworks download site and install MATLAB

[edit] Activation

If you chose to let the installer launch the activation application, the application can skip several of the steps outlined below because the installer passes the information to the activation application.

  1. In the Activation Welcome dialog box, click Next.
  2. Log in to your MathWorks Account and click Next.
  3. Select the license you want to activate and click Next.
  4. Specify the Activation Key in the Activation Key dialog box and click Next.
  5. Confirm your activation information in the Confirmation dialog box and click Activate to activate the software.
  6. Complete the activation process by clicking Finish in the Activation Complete dialog box.

Your software is now ready to use.

NOTE: You may also find a detailed description of the installation process in the end-user section of the TAH admin guide: TAH Admin Guide

[edit] Installation Help

If you get stuck or have problems with the self-service installation then follow the steps below. You must be faculty, staff, post-doc, or a grad student using Mathworks software for UAB research activities to activate this software.

  1. Contact tanthony@uab.edu for installation or usage issues.
  2. Contact tanthony@uab.edu to be added to the license. Put matlab in the subject line of your email. He will need your @uab.edu email address to confirm affiliation.
  3. Download the software from mathworks download site.
  4. install

Contact tanthony@uab.edu or support@mathworks.com. Mathworks will want your license number: 678600 (faculty/staff) or 731730 (student).

[edit] MATLAB Support / Mailing List

As with any application or computer language, learning to use MATLAB to analyze data or to develop or modify MATLAB applications is an individual responsibility. There is ample application documentation available from the Mathworks website, potential outreach to colleagues who also use MATLAB, and options for consultation with Mathworks. Mathworks also host on-campus training seminars several times a year and provides many on-line learning tutorials.

Installation support for MATLAB at UAB is provided by your local IT support organization and the Docs wiki.

[edit] Mathworks Website

Your first and best option for application-specific questions on MATLAB is to refer to the on-line MATLAB documentation. The Mathworks site also provides a a support matrix and an on-line knowledge base.

[edit] UAB MATLAB Wiki

The MATLAB page on the Docs wiki is the starting point for installing MATLAB at UAB and, optionally, configuring it to use cluster computing. All users are encouraged to contribute to the MATLAB knowledge in this wiki, especially if you see areas where improvements are needed. Remember, this knowledge base is only as good as the people who contribute to it.

Contributing to the wiki is as easy as clicking the login link on the top-right of the page and signing in with your UAB BlazerID. If you are unsure about making an edit, you can make suggestions for improvement on the page's Discussion tab or discuss the proposed improvement in the MATLAB user group.

[edit] UAB MATLAB User Group

At UAB, MATLAB installation support is provided by your local IT support group. Support for application specific questions is available from peers in your research group. We realize that some people are not as familiar with MATLAB as others. For this reason, we have established a MATLAB user forum (mailing list) where users of MATLAB at UAB can help answer each others questions.

This is a network of volunteers sharing their knowledge with peers. You are encouraged to reach out to this community for questions on using MATLAB by

Archives of MATLAB user group discussions are available on-line at https://vo.uabgrid.uab.edu/sympa/arc/matlab-user. You may find your question is already answered in these archives.


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