Computer Laboratory

MATLAB

MATLAB is a commercial programming language and environment for numerical computations. Numeric arrays are its primary data type. MATLAB gives easy access to a wide range of efficient numeric algorithms, visualization techniques, and domain-specific extensions (“toolboxes”).

MATLAB may be of particular interest to students taking courses in numerical methods, digital signal processing, image processing, statistical methods and bioinformatics. A brief intoduction to MATLAB is given at the end of the Unix Tools course (which is open to all students).

Site licence

The University has a site licence for MATLAB, Simulink (and various extensions), which is available to all registered students and staff.

The student licence covers the following products:

Installation instructions

The licences allow us to install both 32 and 64-bit versions, on Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux.

Download the appropriate ISO 9660 image for burning onto a DVD:

For more information:

During the installation, you will be asked to set up an account with Mathworks in order to gain access to the software. Register with your @cam.ac.uk email address.

The Activation key you will need is: 10884-75670-89882-74755-93206