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Once you've created a Mathworks account and downloaded the MATLAB software, follow these instructions for installing the program on a personal computer.

To download the software, follow these instructions: Download MATLAB for Personal Use

See the FAQ - MATLAB For frequently asked questions about MATLAB usage rights and licensing.


Windows

These instructions are for the Windows installation process, though Mac and Linux installations will look nearly identical.

STEP 1

Launch the MATLAB installer you downloaded and associated with Valpo’s TAH license. It will extract to a temporary folder and then launch the installation interface. On the Windows platform, this unzip operation will initiate automatically.

Windows unzip process

Once the files have been unzipped, the installer will launch automatically. When prompted to select an installation method, leave the default Log in with a MathWorks Account option selected.

STEP 2

Accept the license terms on the next screen and click Next >. Login with your MathWorks account credentials. If you have not yet set up a MathWorks account, consult the MATLAB Download Instructions tutorial for help.

On the next screen, the Select a license option will be highlighted. Ensure that the information listed matches the screenshot below, with the Individual - Students/Faculty label selected.

STEP 3

Choose your installation folder on the next screen. For most users, the default path is fine.

The following screen lists all of the products we license and their corresponding versions. This includes the core MATLAB program, Simulink, and numerous toolboxes. It is not recommended that you uncheck any of these features, but if your computer is low on disk space and you are certain you will not use certain products, you may uncheck the ones you don’t need.

installation options

STEP 4

Finally, choose whether to add a shortcut to the Desktop and the Start Menu. Note that the Desktop icon is an option that is not checked by default.

The final screen shows an installation summary. Click Install > to begin.

Installation summary


Still need help?

For additional assistance, contact the Director of Engineering Information Systems at the College of Engineering.