To start MATLAB® on Linux® platforms, type
matlab at the operating system
prompt. If you did not set up symbolic links in the installation procedure, then type
matlabroot is the name of the folder in which you
installed MATLAB. To see the folder, type
After starting MATLAB, the desktop opens. Desktop components that were open when you last shut
down MATLAB reopen. If the
DISPLAY environment variable is not set
or is invalid, then the desktop does not display.
MATLAB automatically adds the
userpath folder to the search
To customize startup, see Specify Startup Options.
The MATLAB startup folder is the folder you are in when you get the MATLAB prompt. To change the default startup folder, see MATLAB Startup Folder.
If you have trouble starting MATLAB, then see Troubleshooting Installation (Installation, Licensing, and Activation).
On Linux platforms, the default startup folder is the folder from which you started MATLAB.
To specify the
userpath as the startup folder, set the value of
the environment variable
MATLAB_USE_USERWORK to 1 before startup.
specify a different folder for
userpath, and for other options,
call the MATLAB
To execute a MATLAB script
hello.m via a remote ssh login, in a
terminal window type:
ssh local.foo.com matlab -nodisplay -nojvm < hello.m
ssh command pipes
hello.m to MATLAB running on the remote host
-nodisplay option starts MATLAB without the desktop.