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MATLAB for Mac OS X

  • Operating System: Mac OS X (667 MB) (Also availalble for Windows -  Faculty and Students)
  • Users: W&M Facutly, Academic Staff, and Students
  • Cost: Free

MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computational and visualization intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran. The name MATLAB stands for Matrix Laboratory. The basic MATLAB operating structure is a matrix, and the program is designed especially to help compute problems with matrix and vector formulations. The program lets users manipulate numerical data and create graphical representations of the information. MATLAB also offers a complete programming environment that serves as a powerful tool for numerical applications.

Additionally, there are several MATLAB toolboxes available for use. MATLAB toolboxes are sets of MATLAB programs designed to solve a specific set or type of problem.

Install Notes

To have MATLAB installed on a Mac, please send a request to [[support]] include your name and W&M email address. We will create a Mathworks account that will allow you to download the latest versions and authorize your software.

License Agreement

Campus License
During the License Term, programs may be installed and used by Licensed Users on Licensee-owned or leased individual, standalong, computers and network servers. Licensee's faculty and academic staff who are Licensed Users may install and use the Program on their personally owned, on campus, off campus, and via remote access. Under this Total Academic Headcount (TAH) License - Campus Option, students qualify as Licensed Users soley for the purpose of using the Programs in on-campus computing facilities and are expressely prohibited from installing and using the Programs on their personally owned computers, and from remotely accessing the Programs. The MathWorks, Inc. Software License Agreement requires that Licensed Users may run multiple simultaneous Program sessions on not more than two (2) separate processors, whether located in the same or different computer.

Student License
During the License Term, programs may be installed and used by student Licensed Users only on their personally owned or leased computers. The MathWorks, Inc, Inc Software License Agreement requires that Licensed Users may run multiple simultaneous Program sessions on not more than two (2) separate processors, whether located in the same or different computer. Licensee's faculty and academic staff cannot be considered "Licensed Users" under this TAH - Student Option