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Matlab Icon for Linux (with Transparency)

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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.

Comments and Ratings (23)

Fabian Kinzer

Márton Búr


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Dea Marlea

Thank you for the beautiful icon.

James Trimble


Well done.

David Perozzi

Eli Duenisch

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Thank you very much for this beautiful icon.


Peter Li

Peter Li (view profile)

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

Oleg Komarov

Oleg Komarov (view profile)

Good Idea.

Amit Singh

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

Excelent, thank you


Wouter (view profile)

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

Jan Neggers

Jan Neggers (view profile)

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

Thomas Clark

Thomas Clark (view profile)

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


Patrick Mineault


Georg Stillfried

Edges are now transparent.

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

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



Added a 256x256 version


Improved transparency using export_fig.


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

MATLAB Release
MATLAB 7.14 (R2012a)
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