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Matlab Icon for Linux (with Transparency)



12 May 2009 (Updated )

A nice icon to use as Matlab start button in Linux.

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There comes a Matlab logo in different sizes with Matlab. It can be found in the "${MATLABROOT}/X11/icons/" directory. However, I didn't like those much, therefore I created a new one.
The image was created by using the "logo" command in Matlab and saving the image. I used Gimp to crop the image, resize it and to set the transparent areas.


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MATLAB release MATLAB 7.14 (R2012a)
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Comments and Ratings (18)
15 Sep 2016 James Trimble  
27 Aug 2016 Germán Sierra  
10 Jul 2016 Albertus

Well done.

25 Apr 2016 David Perozzi  
02 Jun 2014 Eli Duenisch

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26 Apr 2014 Nicanor

Thank you very much for this beautiful icon.

06 Oct 2012 Bharath  
01 Jul 2012 Peter Li

Peter Li (view profile)

Looks good, but would be nice to have in 256x256.

06 Apr 2012 Oleg Komarov

Oleg Komarov (view profile)

Good Idea.

01 Apr 2012 Amit Singh

Wow! I didn't expect such a direct hit when I googled for it. Thanks!! It's nice.

03 Aug 2011 Mr. Zipote Monda

Excelent, thank you

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15 Oct 2010 Wouter

Wouter (view profile)

Thank you very much. This one is way better than the shipped ones.

30 Mar 2010 Jan Neggers

Jan Neggers (view profile)

Excelent, i can't believe matlab is still shipped with the ancient icons, found in the X11 folder.

07 Dec 2009 Thomas Clark

About time someone did it. Last install, I had to make one myself... now you've saved me the trouble :)


27 Nov 2009 Patrick Mineault


21 Oct 2009 Georg Stillfried

Edges are now transparent.

19 Oct 2009 Oliver Woodford

The edges still don't appear to be transparent. If you have export_fig (here on the FEX) then the following gives a good result:
logo; set(gcf, 'color', 'none', 'position', [101 100 127 128]); export_fig matlabicon.png -nocrop

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16 Oct 2009 Ilkka Pohjalainen

The edge of the 3D-plot should have been made transparent so that the icon show nicely against dark background.

19 Oct 2009 1.2

Following a suggestion by Ilkka Pohjalainen, the edges are made transparent as well.

20 Oct 2009 1.3

Improved transparency using export_fig.

21 May 2014 1.4

Added a 256x256 version

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