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R2009a is now available for Windows and Unix/Linux.
Currently available versions are: 2009a, 2008b, 2008a, 2007b
The university has a license for Matlab which allows a set number of users to execute the Matlab program at the same time. The program can be used on UNIX, Linux or Windows PC
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Matlab R2009a is now available for use on Windows and Unix/Linux. Older versions still available are 2008b, 2008a and 2007b. If you have copied the previous version to your local machine, you should consider upgrading by repeating the copy process below.
The binary files needed by the program are available on a share provided by the computing service. These files can be used to execute the program. It is best to set up a short cut to this program on the Desk Top (or other folder). Alternatively the files may be copied to the local machine. This does use a considerable quantity of disk space (1.8GBytes) but provides quicker start up of the program.
To set up a short cut
- Right click on the desk-top, select "New" and then select "Shortcut".
- In the box that appears either enter:
\\matlab\mat2009a\bin\win32\matlab.exe for version 2009a
or: \\matlab\mat2008a\bin\win32\matlab.exe for version 2008b
- Click Next
- Check (and if you want to change) the title
- Click Finish
You should then have a shortcut on your desktop which should invoke the program.
To copy binaries
- Open the My Computer icon
- Open your had disk (usually the C: drive)
- Select "File" - Select "New" - Select "Folder" - Enter the name "matlab". (You might like to use the name matlab2009a if you are installing the later version, in which case change all references to your directory in the following)
- Click "Back" to return you to the main "My Computer" window.
- Left click Tools
- Click map network drive
- Enter: \\matlab\mat2009a (for version 2009a) in the folder name
- Double click the new drive which will appear in the window
- Select all the directories and files and drag then to the matlab directory on the local disk you wish to use (usually C:\matlab). The copy will then take place. This will take some considerable time. The exact length will depend on the speeds of your CPU, disk and network connection.
- Set up a short cut as described above but point the short cut at:
and not the directory on \\matlab as in the first section
Matlab is available for Unix/Linux users on unix4 and other machines.
On unix4 the command matlab has been setup to run the latest version (R2009a) of Matlab. To execute older versions use mat2008b or mat2008a.
On departmental Linux machines the command: /ufs/matlab/bin/matlab should start the latest version of the program. For older versions /ufs/mat2008b/bin/matlab should start version the program , provided the machine is using the normal "Essex" configuration for amd or automount.
The warning "Warning: Cannot locate Java Runtime Environment (JRE)" with further details may be issued on some machines. A detailed investigation is pending.
If you are using a SGI machine you should contact the computing service as version 7 is not available for that architecture.
The current licenses are installed on the research and administration license server
Wavelet_Toolbox 2 (One reserved for dces)
Wednesday August 05, 2009
The Computing Service Labs currently run version 2009a. We will continue to support previous versions available on our servers.