Software at MIT

Name: MATLAB
Category: Numerical/Math - Matrix Manipulation
Last modified: Mo June 2, 2014
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Students are eligible to receive MATLAB free of charge for academic use on personally owned machines. For more information, see: MATLAB for Students (MIT certificate and student status required for access).

For information about acquiring MATLAB for Faculty and Staff on MIT owned computers, see the software grid (search for MATLAB in the Title field).


New (6/2/14): MATLAB 8.3 is now the default

What is MATLAB? Where does it come from?

MATLAB is a technical computing environment for high-performance numeric computation and visualization, produced by The MathWorks Inc. It includes a number of subject specific toolboxes as well as a dynamic system simulation package, Simulink.

MATLAB on Linux machines via OpenAFS: MATLAB access via OpenAFS is allowed only for students (undergraduate and graduate). Other users must purchase licenses from Software Distribution

MATLAB on Athena

MATLAB 8.3/Release 2014a is the current default (i.e., this is the version obtained by typing: add matlab; matlab).

MATLAB 7.3, 7.14 and 8.2 are also available; see the links below for more information.

For information on new features in the latest release, see:

MATLAB at MIT

MATLAB is an officially supported software package for the MIT Athena Computing Environment. By "officially supported" we mean:

Documentation, Tutorials, and Other Resources

Online Documentation

The MathWorks' web-based online "Help Desk" includes a full documentation set in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, a searchable command index, and links to other information. There are several ways to view the online documentation:

Introductory Guides and Tutorials

General MATLAB Resources


Problems or Questions?

Help with MATLAB
If you are affiliated with MIT, contact Athena Consulting (on Athena, type "olc"). Otherwise, see the other resources above or contact The MathWorks for help.

Sending bug reports
Athena users should report problems via the "sendbug" command.

Software at MIT
For questions or suggestions about availability of software on Athena, send mail to 3partysw@mit.edu.

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