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Install on a Single Computer

Before You Begin

To use this procedure, you must be an administrator for the license you select in the installer.

Consider disabling anti-virus software and Internet security applications on your system during installation. These applications can slow the installation process or cause it to appear unresponsive (or to hang).

If you do not have an Internet connection, download the product files as described in Download Products Without Installation . Then, copy the files to an accessible location or locate your MATLAB® DVDs. Then, install the products using a File Installation Key. For instructions, see Install Products with a File Installation Key.

Step 1: Start the Installer

  1. Download the installer from the MathWorks® website or locate your MATLAB DVDs.

    When you select an installer on the website, you receive the files that the installer needs in order to run on your selected platform, not the product files. Run the installer to select products that you want to install on the computer where you are logged in. The installer downloads the products that it needs from MathWorks, if necessary.

  2. Start the installer. The method you use to start the installer depends on your platform and whether you download the installer from the MathWorks website or use DVDs.

    • Windows

      • Downloaded installer file — If you click Run when you select the installer on the MathWorks website, the installer starts automatically. If you saved the installer instead, double-click the self-extracting installer file in the folder where you saved it. The name of the self-extracting installer file is matlab_release_$ARCH, where release is the release you are installing (for example R2016b) and $ARCH is the selected architecture.

        The installer should start automatically after file extraction is complete.

        To restart the installer later, click setup.exe. This file is located in the top level of the folder where you extracted the files.

      • DVD installation — Insert DVD 1 into the DVD drive connected to your system. The installer usually starts automatically. Insert DVD 2 when the installer prompts you for the second disc.

    • Mac OS X

      • Downloaded installer file— Double-click the archive file to extract the files that you downloaded from the MathWorks website. After extracting the files, open the installer folder and double-click

      • DVD installation — Insert DVD 1 into the DVD drive connected to your system. When the DVD icon appears on the desktop, double-click the icon to display the DVD contents, and then double-click the InstallForMacOSX icon to begin the installation.

        Insert DVD 2 when the installer prompts you for the second disc.

    • Linux

      • Downloaded installer file — Use the unzip command to extract the files from the archive file that you downloaded from the MathWorks website. After extracting the files, execute the installer command:


        DVD installation — Insert DVD 1 into the DVD drive connected to your system and execute this command:

        /path_to_dvd/install &

          Note:   Do not run the installation from inside the DVD root. Start the installation from a directory outside the DVD root.

        Depending on how your system is configured, you might have to mount the DVD first. Make sure that you mount it with execute permissions, as in the following example. The name of the DVD drive might be different on your system.

        mount -o exec  /media/cdrom0

        Insert DVD 2 when the installer prompts you for the second disc.

Step 2: Choose the Log In Option

Leave the Log In with a MathWorks Account option selected (the default), and then click Next. During installation, you log in to your MathWorks Account, select the license you want to install, and follow the prompts in the installer.

If your Internet connection requires a proxy server, click Connection Settings. Enter the server name, port, and password in the Connection Settings page. MathWorks supports Basic authentication and Digest authentication proxy configurations.

    Note:   On Windows systems, the installer uses your system proxy settings, by default. If your proxy server requires you to log in, the installer prompts you for your login information.

Step 3: Review the Software License Agreement

Review the software license agreement and, if you agree with the terms, select Yes and click Next.

Step 4: Log in to Your MathWorks Account

To log in to your MathWorks Account, enter your email address and password, and click Next. The installer contacts MathWorks to retrieve information about the licenses associated with your account.

If you do not have a MathWorks Account, select the Create a MathWorks Account (requires an Activation Key) option and click Next. You are prompted to enter the data needed to create the account.

Step 5: Choose Install

Choose Install.

This option downloads the software from MathWorks, if necessary, and installs the software on the computer where you are logged in.

Step 6: Select the License

Select a license from the list of licenses associated with your MathWorks Account and click Next.

If you want to install products on a license that is not associated with your MathWorks Account:

  1. Select the Enter an Activation Key for a license not listed option.

  2. Enter an Activation Key and click Next.

    An Activation Key is the unique code that identifies a license. Use it to activate a license or allow licensed end users to associate their MathWorks Account with a license. The administrator contact on the license can retrieve the key by visiting the License Center on the MathWorks website. If you purchased MATLAB student-use software, your product package includes the Activation Key.

Step 7: Specify the Installation Folder

Specify the name of the folder where you want to install MathWorks products. Accept the default installation folder, or click Browse to select a different one. If the folder does not exist, the installer creates it.

When specifying a folder name, you can use any alphanumeric character and some special characters, such as underscores. If you make a mistake while entering a folder name and want to start over, click Restore Default Folder. After making your selection, click Next.

Step 8: Specify Products to Install

From the product list, specify the products you want to install. The list shows all the products associated with the license you selected or with the Activation Key you specified. If you do not want to install a particular product, clear the check box next to its name.

    Note:   If the products you select exist in your computer's default download location or on DVDs, the installer uses the local files for installation instead of downloading them from the MathWorks website.

The installer checks if any of the products you selected depend on other products. If there are product dependencies that are not satisfied, the installer issues a warning. Consider adjusting your product selection.

After selecting the products to install, click Next to continue with the installation.

Step 9: Confirm Your Choices

Before it begins installing the software on your hard disk, the installer displays a summary of your installation choices. To change a setting, click Back. To proceed with the installation, click Install.

    Note:   Depending on the method of installation that you use, the confirmation information can vary from the example shown here.

Step 10: Complete the Installation

When the installation successfully completes, you can choose to activate the software you just installed. You cannot use the software you installed until you activate it. Activating immediately after installation is the quickest way to start using MATLAB. Click Next to proceed with activation.

If you choose to exit the installer without activating the software, clear the Activate MATLAB option and click Finish (the button label changes). Use the activation application to activate the software at a later time. If you have not activated the software, the activation application starts automatically when you start MATLAB.


Activation for this procedure is the same as activation for Licensed end users. For more information, see Activate an Installation Using a MathWorks Account.

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