Beginning in 2001, Mathworks requires the use of license servers to run Matlab. Our license server for Matlab runs on graphics.stanford.edu.
Matlab releases are denoted by the release year with two releases, a and b, per year (e.g. R2012a, R2012b, R2013a, ...)
In 2008, MathWorks switched to an activation-based installation system. Since we use a central network license server, this does not particularly affect us - primarily, before one needed the personal license password (PLP) for installation. Now one needs the File Installation Key (FIK).
We currently support two versions: R2014b and R2016b. Since we are using a Network license, you will need access to the internet.
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You must be a member of the Stanford graphics group to be able to use MATLAB.
If you are eligible, you must have your user account added to the graphics AFS group. If you have not done so already, please send a support ticket through support.cs.stanford.edu to get added to the graphics AFS group.
If you are not sure whether your account was already added to the graphics AFS group, please proceed to installations. If you see any permission issues, you will need to get your user account added to the graphics AFS group.
Your system should be 64-bit Windows, OS X, and Linux (only major distributions). Please refer to the Mathworks website for more details, but the general rule is that support for older OS is dropped, so it is recommended that you use fairly recent versions of the OS you are using.
Also, the entire installation process will require internet access.
Installation files for matlab version 20xxX can be found in the subdirectory r20xxX of the above directory. Windows users should use the win64 installation files, Mac users should use the maci64 installation files, and Linux users should use the glnxa64 installation files. These files are fairly large (in the order of 4~8GB).
From this directory, copy license.dat and the installation files of your choice onto your local machine and copy the license number of the desired version from fik.txt.
Depending on your OS, unzip and run the installer.
Upon opening the installer, you will be asked to either "Log in with a Mathworks Account", or to "Use a File Installation Key". Select Use a File Installation Key and continue. When prompted for the installation key, use the installation key copied from fik.txt.
The next few screens will be license agreement and system configurations. In order to use the product, you will need to agree to the agreement. Configure MATLAB to fit your needs.
When prompted for a license file, upload license.dat.
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