Matlab 2009a on Mac OS X

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Revision as of 13:04, 9 July 2010


Installation Instructions

Acquiring Matlab 2009a

The media required to install Matlab 2009a can be found on storage01. Please download the required files to a local computer by mapping a network drive before starting installation.
  • Drive: \\storage01\public
  • Target: Matlab 2009a folder
NOTE: The public share is accessible to all staff/faculty, undergraduates and graduates.

Step 1- Open MatLab Folder on Storage01

  • Connect to Storage01 by opening a finder window, then clicking on "Go" on the top menu and clicking on "Connect to Server" (or alternatively by clicking on the finder dock icon and pressing Apple + k). In the box that pops up, enter smb://
  • Browse to the Matlab 2009A folder, located in Public/ftp/pub/Matlab2009a

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Step 2- Open the MatLab installer

  • Open the OSXLinux folder
  • Double click on the InstallForMacOSX icon
  • Select "Install Automatically using the Internet (recommended)"

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Step 3- Accept the MathWorks Software License Agreement

  • Select "Yes" and click continue.

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Step 4- Choose Install Location

  • The default install location is the /Applications folder, the default directory for installed applications. If you want to change the install location, you may.

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Step 5- Create a MathWorks Account

  • To create a MathWorks account:
    • Enter in your Stevens email address and your name.
    • Enter the Activation key. The key is located in the text file "matlab txt.txt" in the MatLab directory (Public/ftp/pub/Matlab2009a)

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Step 6- Select Products to be Installed

  • Select the products you would like to install

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Step 7- Install

  • MatLab should begin to install. After installation, follow the prompts to activate MatLab.

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For 64 Bit OSX:

In order to activate Matlab on an intel core (64-bit mac) mac, you need to set the Java settings to 32-bit just for the activation portion of the installation.

Please follow these instructions:

  • Open Finder
  • Navigate to /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences
  • Open Java Preferences
  • On the "Java Applications" list (this should be the bottom list) drag the 32-bit version above the 64-bit version
  • Save/Close Java Preferences
  • Restart the matlab software
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