Installing Matlab R2008A

Before beginning you will need:

  • An activation key. Ask Greg or Donna to email one to you.
  • Your McGill email address in the form firstname.lastname@mcgill.ca
  • 3GB of disk space for a full install
  • A DVD reader. We don't have CD installation disks.
  • About 45 minutes. It's a long install.

Note that the following screenhots are for the Windows version. Mac OS X and Linux screens are almost identical.

 


Load the CD and either let it autorun or select setup Select Setup to begin.

 


Select "Automatically install using the Internet" if you have an active internet connection.
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Accept the License agreement
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You must create a MathWorks account in order to install this software. Create MathWorks Account

 


When creating a MathWorks account you must use your McGill email address. Your math.mcgill.ca address will not work.
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You may choose to automatically download product updates ...

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... which doesn't always work. You can try multiple times or ignore the updates. The updates are not a big deal.

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Choose a "Typical" installation unless you want to deselect some of the toolboxes. The full installation uses 3GB so you might need to.

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Accept the default installation folder.

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Confirm the installation.

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And come back in about half an hour.

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The additional setup steps can be ignored.

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Installation is complete. The software will now connected to the MathWorks to activate the license.

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Activation begins.

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and continues.
Confirm activation settings.

 


Done.

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Last edited by on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 11:50