Simplified MATLAB Install
Please see the MATLAB application page for more information and a general overview of MATLAB and its use at UAB.
MATLAB Simplified Install
Follow the instructions detailed in Downloading and Installing MATLAB. An outline of these installation steps are as follows:
- Create an account at the Mathworks site using your campus @uab.edu email address if you do not have one already.
- Request an activation key.
- Associate to the campus-wide license using your activation key.
- Download the software from mathworks download site and install.
Activate the software: Add the following content to the network.lic file in the installation
SERVER lmgr.uabgrid.uab.edu 27000 USE_SERVER
By default, the license file location is $MATLAB\licenses for all platforms. The license file name will be network.lic
On Mac's this file is located in /Applications/MATLAB_R2010b.app/licenses/network.lic
On Linux systems it is usually located at /usr/local/matlabR2010b/licenses/network.lic (conditional to the install location being /usr/local)
'NOTE: If the network.lic license file does not already exist on your system, you must create the file and add the following content: SERVER lmgr.uabgrid.uab.edu 27000
NOTE: Please engage in the Discussion to improve documentation of the above steps.
If you get stuck or have problems with the self-service installation you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for installation or usage issues, firstname.lastname@example.org (to be added to the license or for installation issues), or email@example.com. Mathworks will want your license number: 678600. If you do not hear back from Mark within one working day then call 4-2009.
You must be faculty, staff, post-doc, or a grad student using Mathworks software for UAB research activities to activate this software.
libXp.so.6 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: libXp.so.6: 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