Simplified MATLAB Install

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This is a stub. Please see the MATLAB application page for more information and a general overview of MATLAB and its use at UAB.


MATLAB Simplified Install


  1. 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 email address if you do not have one already.
    2. Request an activation key.
    3. Associate to the campus-wide license using your activation key.
    4. Download the software from mathworks download site and install.
  2. Activate the software: Add the following content to the network.lic file in the installation
SERVER 27000

On Mac's this file is located in /Applications/

On Linux systems it is usually located at /usr/local/matlabR2010a/licenses/network.lic (conditional to the install location being /usr/local)

NOTE: (Please engage in the Discussion to improve documentation of the above steps)

Common Issues Error when starting MATLAB on a Red Hat / Fedora workstation

When executing 'matlab' on a Red Hat / Fedora workstation you may receive the following error:

'bin/glnxa64/MATLAB: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

The solution is to install the libXp package (this will require root privileges)

$ sudo yum install libXp
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