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MATLAB for SMU

Southern Methodist University has a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license for MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products. Faculty, researchers, and students may use these products for teaching, research, and learning. The license allows individuals to install the products on university-owned equipment, as well as personally owned computers.


About MATLAB and Simulink

MATLABMATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. MathWorks produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.

Products Available on Campus

MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products are available through our TAH campus-wide license. Application areas include:

  • MATLAB
  • Simulink
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Communications Systems Toolbox (merge of Communications Toolbox & Blockset)
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox (formerly Signal Processing Blockset)
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • Neutral Network Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox 
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimMechanics
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics Toolbox
  • Simscape
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox

Get Access

Faculty, Researchers, and Staff

End Users: Download the Installer

  1. Create a MathWorks Account using your SMU email address at mathworks.com/accesslogin/createProfile.do.
  2. Go to the License Center at mathworks.com/licensecenter.
  3. Click Add License in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Choose Associate by Activation Key and click Continue.
  5. When prompted to do so, enter the Activation Key that your administrator gave you. (Please contact the Help Desk at help@smu.edu for your Activation Key)
  6. Go to: mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/select_release.
  7. Click the download button for the current release.
  8. Click the installer button to download the installer.

End Users: Install and Activate

  1. Locate the installer you downloaded in a file browser. It should be located in the default download location, unless you specified another location. The name of the installer file is:
    • Windows: matlab_ _win64.exe
    • Mac OS X: matlab_ _maci64.zip Where represents the release number.
  2. Start the installer:
    • Windows: Double-click the installer file you downloaded in the previous step. The Windows Self-Extractor runs, and then the installer starts.
    • Mac OS X: Double-click the installer file you downloaded in the previous step. This action extracts the files and creates another folder called matlab_ _maci64, where represents the release number. Inside this folder, double-click InstallForMacOSX to start the installer.
  3. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
  4. When prompted to do so, select the license you want to use.
  5. Select the products you want to download and install.
  6. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.

Students

Students: Download the Installer

  1. Create a MathWorks Account using your SMU email address at mathworks.com/accesslogin/createProfile.do.
  2. Go to the License Center at mathworks.com/licensecenter.
  3. Click Add License in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Choose Associate by Activation Key and click Continue.
  5. When prompted to do so, enter the Activation Key that your administrator gave you. (Please contact the Help Desk at help@smu.edu for your Activation Key)
  6. Go to: mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/select_release.
  7. Click the download button for the current release.
  8. Click the installer button to download the installer.

Students: Install and Activate

  1. Locate the installer you downloaded in a file browser. It should be located in the default download location, unless you specified another location. The name of the installer file is:
    • Windows: matlab_ _win64.exe
    • Mac OS X: matlab_ _maci64.zip Where represents the release number.
  2. Start the installer:
    • Windows: Double-click the installer file you downloaded in the previous step. The Windows Self-Extractor runs, and then the installer starts.
    • Mac OS X: Double-click the installer file you downloaded in the previous step. This action extracts the files and creates another folder called matlab_ _maci64, where represents the release number. Inside this folder, double-click InstallForMacOSX to start the installer.
  3. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
  4. When prompted to do so, select the license you want to use.
  5. Select the products you want to download and install.
  6. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
  7. When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete.

Getting Started:

Learn About Capabilities and Using the Software

Use the TAH Resource Kit to find tutorials, webinars, teaching materials, books, and more to help you use MATLAB and Simulink. When you access these resources from the resource kit, you bypass registration forms.

Learn More About MathWorks

Visit the MathWorks for Education website at mathworks.com/academia