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How do I download MATLAB R2013b and earlier?

I need to download MATLAB R2013b and earlier. How can I do this?

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Answer by MathWorks Support Team on 25 May 2018
Edited by MathWorks Support Team on 25 May 2018
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As of MATLAB R2014a, it is no longer possible to manually download the MATLAB installation files. MATLAB is now downloaded through the MATLAB installer itself. If you are looking to download the MATLAB installer without installing MATLAB for the purposes of installing MATLAB on an offline machine or a machine with no graphical environment, please refer to the following article:
To download MATLAB for R2013b and earlier:
  1. Go to the following URL: http://www.mathworks.com/downloads
  2. Log in to your MathWorks account if prompted.
  3. Click on the link to download any MathWorks release beneath the 'Get Latest Release' box.
  4. On the right side of this page, select the release you would like to download.
  5. Select your platform.
  6. Uncheck any products you don't want to download. If you want to download all products your are eligible for, click "Download R20XXx products in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  7. Create a folder on your computer called "matlab_installer".
  8. Left-click each link to begin downloading all of your products. All of these files must be downloaded to complete the installation. If prompted, choose to Save the files. The files will download into your default installation directory. As each file finishes downloading, move them into the matlab_installer folder you created earlier.
Once all the files are downloaded and moved into the matlab_installer folder, the download is complete. One of the files you downloaded is the MATLAB installer application:
  • Windows: "matlab_R20XXx_winXX_installer.exe"
  • MacOS: "matlab_R20XXx_maciXX_installer.zip"
  • Linux: "matlab_R20XXx_glnxaXX_installer.zip"
Launching the installer is different on each operating system:
Windows
Launch the installer .exe file. The installer will extract itself and start automatically.
MacOS
Extract the installer zip archive. Move the other zip archives from the matlab_installer folder into the extracted archive. Launch "InstallForMacOSX.app" to start the installer.
Linux
Extract the installer zip archive. Move the other zip archives from the matlab_installer folder into the extracted archive. cd into the extracted zip archive and run the command "sudo ./install" to start the installer.

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Hi Walter,
Thank you for getting back to me. I am using a university license (Oxford) - does that make a difference?
Best wishes
I do not know what license Oxford has negotiated with Mathworks, but in nearly all cases, the official license administrator for an educational license can download any past release that is still stored on the Mathworks servers, which is roughly back to R13 or R12 from before they used years as the release name.
Ok - Thanks for the information!

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