Unable to find MATLAB in installed softwares

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Ashish Jadhav
Ashish Jadhav on 21 Nov 2019
Edited: Sai Bhargav Avula on 24 Mar 2020
I have installed MATLAB on my ubuntu 18.04. activation is also done. but I am unable to find matlab in installed softwares. How can I get it?

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Sai Bhargav Avula
Sai Bhargav Avula on 24 Mar 2020
Edited: Sai Bhargav Avula on 24 Mar 2020
Hi,
By default the MATLAB installer will create a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin/. This means you should be able to invoke MATLAB by typing “matlab” the command prompt.
If you see an error saying that the command “matlab” was not found, you can launch MATLAB from the MATLAB installation directory. By default this is located here:
/usr/local/MATLAB/R20XXx/bin/matlab
For example, to launch MATLAB R20XXx first navigate to the bin directory inside the MATLAB installation directory:
cd /usr/local/MATLAB/R20XXx/bin/
Then run matlab:
./matlab
You can create a symbolic link for MATLAB in /usr/local/bin/ so you can run MATLAB from anywhere. To do so, start by moving into /usr/local/bin:
cd /usr/local/bin
Then create the link with the ln -s command.
ln -s /usr/local/MATLAB/R20XXx/bin/matlab matlab
This will allow you to run MATLAB from anywhere on your system without needing to first navigate to the MATLAB installation directory.
If you are on a Linux distribution that can use Desktop shortcuts, then please consult your distribution's instructions for creating a shortcut.

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