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MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.

Availability: 

All managed Linux workstations and managed Windows workstations. Several different versions of the MATLAB software are normally available. 

Instructions for users: 

On Linux type matlab to use the default version.

If you want to access an alternative version use the modules system:

$ module avail matlab

---------------------------------------- /etc/environment-modules/modules -----------------------------------------
matlab/current matlab/R2015b  matlab/R2016a

$ module add matlab/R2016a

 

Licence Details: 

The University's Information Service (UIS) is pleased to confirm a new upgraded licence for MATLAB and Simulink is available for University/College staff and students. All users can gain free access to the full software suite on their own devices from a new dedicated MATLAB portal at: https://www.mathworks.com/academia/tah-portal/the-university-of-cambridge-666637.html. Users will need to create a Mathworks account using their University CRSId@cam.ac.uk email address.

Documentation: 

There is a Help menu in the application.

Admin notes: 

Needs both an activation code (to install) and a FlexLM network licence (to run). Installed in /usr/local/shared/MATLAB; when installing you get asked for the FlexLM licence and if it doesn't match the local machine it lets you install anyway; you can then fix up the licence file on the real server.

Finally, compare the output of "ver" with a previous version to ensure you have the same toolboxes installed.

On Linux new toolboxes can be added from inside MATLAB (while running as root with write access to the NFS server). We now include the Partial Differential Equation Toolbox.

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