encourages running Matlab on a Linux system whenever possible.
Matlab on Windows computers is supported on PCs that are set up to test, develop, or integrate various devices into Lab systems; the initial setup of these systems may require installing drivers, adding communication software or programming Labview, Matlab, or other interfaces. Use of these systems can require adding or removing connections to external devices. See Hardware Development
for more details on how these systems are classified, and what is involved with getting them set up and deployed.
MATLAB "...a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java."
For detailed MATLAB documentation, on any CLASSE
Linux system, enter the following commands (click on the version):
- To view the 2013a, 2014b, 2015a, 2016a, 2017b, 2018a, 2018b, 2019a versions documentation, you will need to create an account. Please see http://www.mathworks.com/help/doc-archives.html.
- For latest version help pages, please see: http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/index.html
- Supported Compilers (for use with the MATLAB Compiler), please see: https://www.mathworks.com/support/sysreq/previous_releases.html
- For information on how to set the corresponding compiler version on a CLASSE Linux workstation, please see our GCC and gfortran wiki.
- For all previous releases, click here
MATLAB on CLASSE owned computers
has MATLAB license servers on both the CESR On-line network (cesrlm) and Off-line network (lnxlm). They also act as failover servers for each other.
MATLAB is available on all CLASSE
Linux systems, to execute, simply type
wrapper script, located in /usr/local/bin, is set to run the 2018a
version (CESR On-line network
is now set to 2018a
- 23-Oct-2019) but can be switched to other installed versions (2007b, 2010a, 2012a, 2013a, 2014b, 2015a, 2017b, 2018b, 2019a, 2020a), e.g. to launch the 2020a version, type:
matlab -r 2020a
Or To run the latest available version, type:
matlab -r latest
MATLAB can be run interactively
on CLASSE GridEngine Compute Farm
nodes reserved for interactive use, by using the command:
qrsh -q interactive.q matlab -desktop
Selected versions of MATLAB are available on all CLASSE
Windows 10 systems via AppsAnywhere
MATLAB on non-CLASSE computers
You can run MATLAB while off campus by logging in to a CLASSE
Linux system and having that system open X windows on your system or using X2Go
Start MATLAB from a launcher
Any linux machine at CLASSE
can start MATLAB using the command,
. However, to start MATLAB from a gnome launcher or from an icewm
menu, you must use xterm to launch MATLAB. For example, the command in your launcher could be: xterm -iconic -e matlab -desktop
MATLAB on personally owned computers ("home use")
If you are a faculty, staff or student at Cornell and have a need to run MATLAB on your personal computer when you are NOT connected to the CLASSE network, see the below link for order information: