MATLAB for Faculty

  • Version: MATLAB r2011a
  • Operating System: Windows (also available for Mac OS X)
  • Users: W&M Faculty (also available for Students)
  • Installation:  Send a request to [[support]] including your name and email address.  We will create a Mathworks account that will allow you to download the latest version and authorize your software.

Please see the Install Notes below

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. The toolboxes William and Mary licenses are:

  • Simulink
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Distributed Computing Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • RF Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Blockset
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimMechanics
  • Simscape
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox
Install Notes

The Mathworks licensing model has changed with the r2008a release. If you desire the latest version of Matlab please send a request to 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.

Activation Help with Installation and Activation Step by Step guides:

To renew an r2008a license please use the Activate Matlab option in Programs > Matlab. Follow the prompts, including logging into your Mathworks account.

License Renewals for pre r2008a

Please contact the Technology Support Center at (757) 221- 4357 or [[support]]

Please know what version of Matlab you need to update. The TSC can provide a new license. We would prefer that you upgrade to a newer version, which requires creation of a Mathworks account (the TSC can do this if you email support with your name and W&M email address). You will then be able to get product updates and renew your license with no assistance by logging into the Mathwork's site with your account.

License Agreement

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 solely for the purpose of using the Programs in on-campus computing facilities and are expressly 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.