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UMIACS has Matlab licenses that cover Linux, Windows and Mac. To access them you have to be using a university owned computer. If you would like to run Matlab on a machine that is not University-owned, you can check the pricing through OIT/SLIC here.

Linux

Below are the different versions of Matlab across our supported Linux workstations and servers. The one in bold is our latest version. For more information, please see this page.

Modules are the preferred way to interact with Matlab. The Modules page will provide information on adding Matlab into your environment and using it.

  • /opt/common/matlab-r2007b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2008a
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2008b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2009b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2010a
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2010b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2011a
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2011b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2012a
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2012b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2013a
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2013b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2014a
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2014b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2015a
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2015b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2016b
  • /opt/common/matlab-r2017b

Windows

Below are the different locations of Matlab available for university-owned machines running Windows. The one in bold is the latest version we have available:

  • Matlab r2007a
  • Matlab r2007b
  • Matlab r2008a
  • Matlab r2008b
  • Matlab r2009a
  • Matlab r2009b
  • Matlab r2010a
  • Matlab r2010b
  • Matlab r2011a
  • Matlab r2011b
  • Matlab r2012a
  • Matlab r2012b
  • Matlab r2013a
  • Matlab r2013b
  • Matlab r2014a
  • Matlab r2014b
  • Matlab r2015a
  • Matlab r2015b
  • Matlab r2016a
  • Matlab r2016b
  • Matlab r2017a
  • Matlab r2017b

macOS

Below are the different locations of Matlab available for university-owned machines running macOS. We expect that all versions should run on macOS 10.8 and newer. The one in bold is the latest version we have available:

  • Matlab r2008a
  • Matlab r2008b
  • Matlab r2009b
  • Matlab r2010a
  • Matlab r2010b
  • Matlab r2011b
  • Matlab r2012a
  • Matlab r2012b
  • Matlab r2013a (macOS 10.8+)
  • Matlab r2013b (macOS 10.8+)

License Information

Campus has a limited number of seats for Matlab itself, as well as the various toolboxes. When calling functions in a toolbox, Matlab will automatically check out a license for that toolbox, making it temporarily unavailable to other users. If while attempting to use Matlab, you run into a license manager error stating that the maximum number of users for Matlab has been reached, this likely indicates that all of campus' available licenses are in use. To check the number of licenses available for a specific toolbox, please see the below sections:

Windows License Troubleshooting

On Windows machines, the necessary command is as follows. Please note that you may need to adjust the path to reflect the available Matlab versions and the installation path. Additionally, this assumes that you are using a 64-bit version. "win64" needs to be adjusted to "win32" on a 32-bit installation:

$MATLAB_PATH\etc\win64\lmutil lmstat -c "$MATLAB_PATH\licenses\network.lic" -f $TOOLBOX_SHORTNAME

As an example, here is how to query Matlab r2012b on a 64-bit Windows host for the Aerospace Blockset Toolbox:

"C:\Program Files\matlab\r2012b\etc\win64\lmutil.exe" lmstat -c "C:\Program Files\matlab\r2012b\licenses\network.lic" -f Aerospace_Blockset

Unix License Troubleshooting

On Unix machines, the necessary command is as follows. Please note that you may need to adjust the path to reflect the available Matlab versions and the installation path. Additionally, this assumes that you are using a 64-bit version. "glnxa64" needs to adjusted to "glnx86" on a 32-bit installation::

$MATLAB_PATH/etc/glnxa64/lmutil lmstat -c $MATLAB_PATH/licenses/network.lic -f $TOOLBOX_SHORTNAME

As an example, here is how to query Matlab r2015a on our 64-bit RHEL6/RHEL7 hosts for the Parallel Computing Toolbox:

/opt/common/matlab-r2015a/etc/glnxa64/lmutil lmstat -c /opt/common/matlab-r2015a/licenses/network.lic -f Video_and_Image_Blockset

Toolbox Shortnames

The toolbox names themselves don't always work with this command; rather, Matlab has a set of shortnames which can be passed to the lmstat command. The following are all the valid shortnames:

Aerospace_Blockset   
Aerospace_Toolbox
Antenna_Toolbox  
Bioinformatics_Toolbox  
Communication_Blocks  
Communication_Toolbox  
Compiler  
Control_Toolbox  
Curve_Fitting_Toolbox  
Data_Acq_Toolbox  
Database_Toolbox  
Datafeed_Toolbox  
Distrib_Computing_Toolbox  
Econometrics_Toolbox  
Excel_Link  
Fin_Derivatives_Toolbox
Fin_Instruments_Toolbox  
Financial_Toolbox  
Fixed_Income_Toolbox  
Fixed_Point_Toolbox
Fuzzy_Toolbox 
GADS_Toolbox  
Identification_Toolbox  
Image_Acquisition_Toolbox  
Image_Toolbox  
Instr_Control_Toolbox  
MAP_Toolbox  
MATLAB  
MATLAB_Builder_for_Java  
MATLAB_Coder  
MATLAB_Excel_Builder  
MATLAB_Report_Gen  
MPC_Toolbox  
Neural_Network_Toolbox  
Optimization_Toolbox
OPC_Toolbox  
PDE_Toolbox
Phased_Array_System_Toolbox  
Real-Time_Workshop  
Robotics_System_Toolbox 
Robust_Toolbox
RTW_Embedded_Coder
Signal_Blocks  
Signal_Toolbox
SimEvents  
SimMechanics  
Simscape  
SIMULINK  
Simulink_Control_Design
Simulink_Design_Optim  
Stateflow  
Stateflow_Coder  
Statistics_Toolbox  
Symbolic_Toolbox  
Video_and_Image_Blockset  
Virtual_Reality_Toolbox  
Wavelet_Toolbox

If you are having problems, feel free to contact UMIACS Staff, however please note that the Matlab license servers are hosted by campus' Division of Information Technology.

Matlab Customizations

You can tweak your Matlab experience using a file "startup.m". If this file is present in the current working directory where you launch Matlab, it will be executed. You can perform a variety of tasks using this file. These include (but are not limited to) customizing the window environment, setting variables for later use, and enabling use of 3rd party toolboxes. Alternatively, you can use the userpath env variable to set a path other than the current working directory for startup and 3rd party toolbox locations. Please see the following links for more information: