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Personal Computer Installation

Individual employee and student users at UT Dallas can install a standalone copy on non-networked systems, laptops, and home systems.

In order to install Matlab on a personal computer, a Mathworks accounts must be set up.

You may be notified by Matlab that your license will expired after a certain number of days. This message is referring to the university wide license that is updated once per year. When the university wide license is updated, you may need to run an installer to make sure the updated license is applied to your installation. For instructions on applying license updates, please contact the helpdesk at [email protected] or 972-883-2911.

Network licenses should be used for fixed-location networked on-campus computers as is current practice, such as for computer labs. This allows the license to be centrally managed.

Download and Install Matlab

  1. Log in using your NetID and password here
  2. Create a MathWorks Account or log in with a pre-existing account
  3. Go to Mathworks downloads
  4. Click the download button for the current release
  5. Clink the installer for your system type
  6. Locate the installer you downloaded and run the installer.
  7. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions
  8. When prompted to do so, select the license you want to use
  9. Select the products you want to download and install
  10. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next
  11. When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete

Access Matlab Remotely – Windows

Step 1

  • Download and install Xming and Xming Fonts.
  • Run Xming to start the PC X Server. The "X" icon should be visible on the Windows Taskbar
Note: By default both programs will be installed into the same location, so don’t worry about over writing files. It cannot work without both packages

Step 2

  • Connect to the VPN if not on a campus computer or connected to Cometnet
  • Download and run Putty
  • Under Session, enter the hostname you want to connect to: on port 22. Make sure the connection type is ssh.

Step 3

  • Scroll to Connection > SSH > X11. Check the box next to "Enable X11 Forwarding". By default "X Display location" enter localhost:0. The remote authentication should be set to MIT-Magic-Cookie-1
  • Click Open to bring up the terminal
Note: You can save your session settings and load it each time you want to connect from the Session section.

Step 4

  • Log in with your NetID and password (Password will be in silent keystrokes, no text will appear in Terminal)
  • Type matlab & and press Enter

Access Matlab Remotely – Mac OS X

Step 1

  • Download XQuartz
  • Open XQuartz to start the PC X Server

Step 2

  • Connect to the VPN if not on a campus computer or connected to Cometnet
  • Open Terminal and type ssh -X [email protected]
  • Press Enter

Step 3

  • Enter your password (Will be in silent keystrokes, no text will appear in Terminal)
  • Type matlab &and press Enter


We have licensed the following toolboxes as part of the MATLAB agreement.

The following toolboxes are currently available.

  • Aerospace Blockset
  • Aerospace Toolbox
  • Antenna Toolbox
  • Audio System Toolbox
  • Automated Driving System Toolbox
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Database Toolbox
  • Datafeed Toolbox
  • Econometrics Toolbox
  • Embedded Coder
  • Filter Design HDL Coder
  • Financial Instruments Toolbox
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed-Point Designer
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • GPU Coder
  • Global Optimization Toolbox
  • HDL Coder
  • HDL Verifier
  • Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • LTE HDL Toolbox
  • LTE System Toolbox
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • MATLAB Compiler SDK
  • MATLAB Report Generator
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • Model Predictive Control Toolbox
  • Model-Based Calibration Toolbox
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • OPC Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Phased Array System Toolbox
  • Polyspace Bug Finder
  • Polyspace Code Prover
  • Powertrain Blockset
  • RF Blockset
  • RF Toolbox
  • Risk Management Toolbox
  • Robotics System Toolbox
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimBiology
  • SimEvents
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Driveline
  • Simscape Electronics
  • Simscape Fluids
  • Simscape Multibody
  • Simscape Power Systems
  • Simulink 3D Animation
  • Simulink Check
  • Simulink Code Inspector
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink Coverage
  • Simulink Design Optimization
  • Simulink Design Verifier
  • Simulink Desktop Real-Time
  • Simulink PLC Coder
  • Simulink Real-Time
  • Simulink Report Generator
  • Simulink Requirements
  • Simulink Test
  • Spreadsheet Link
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Text Analytics Toolbox
  • Trading Toolbox
  • Vehicle Network Toolbox
  • Vision HDL Toolbox
  • WLAN System Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox

Help & Guides

An extensive collection of help tutorials are available online.