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MATLAB/Simulink Installation Instructions for Students

Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh and Linux/Unix

The Statistical Consulting Center

The MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink programs are computational software environments used to perform a variety of
computational tasks such as in engineering, science, mathematics, statistics and finance. The UT system-wide Total
Academic Headcount (TAH) license includes MATLAB, Simulink and 54 add-on products. All products are listed below in
the section “TAH Licensed Products.” The license agreement provides free access to UT faculty, staff and students for use
on University-owned, personally-owned or leased computers.

If you already have MATLAB installed and you wish to continue using it, you may do so. However, if you want to upgrade
to MATLAB 2008a or higher, want to add any of the 54 toolboxes, or you are a new MATLAB user, you must use the UT
system-wide TAH license. To convert to the TAH license, MATLAB installations that have a currently-maintained license
must first be uninstalled. In addition, installations of MATLAB 2008a and higher must also be deactivated.

Note The TAH license is intended to be a free replacement for all eligible licenses that the University of Tennessee has with
The Mathworks. As such, MATLAB, Simulink and all toolboxes (except two Maple-linked Symbolic toolboxes) that were in
use when the TAH license was acquired are included in this license, plus a few others were added by special request. If your
license is currently maintained under The Mathworks’ Software Maintenance Services (SMS), your license has been
suspended and placed in storage with The Mathworks. If the University should decide not to renew the TAH license
agreement, your stored license in the most recent version can be taken from storage after paying one year of maintenance
fees. If your license is not under maintenance or is a student license, it is not affected by the TAH agreement and it cannot be
integrated with the licensed TAH products.

Getting Started

The MATLAB TAH agreement has two options: the Campus Option and the Student Option. The Campus Option is for use
by University of Tennessee employees only, while the Student Option is for University of Tennessee students only. This
MATLAB installation document describes the Student Option installation on a student’s personally-owned or leased
computer. If you are a faculty or staff member of the University of Tennessee and not a student, please download and use the
installation document for faculty and staff.

Before you begin, make sure that your computer meets the following minimum system requirements.

Windows Computer Requirements

• Windows XP (32-bit), Vista 32-bit or Vista 64-bit
• Graphics: 16-, 24-, or 32-bit OpenGL capable graphics adapter
• A Pentium-class processor
• 512 megabytes of RAM, 1 GB recommended
• At least 510 megabytes of disk space (MATLAB only)
• Administrator privileges and a live Internet connection during installation

Macintosh Computer Requirements

• Mac OS X 10.4 or later
• Graphics: 11X (X Server) for MAC OS X
• Intel or AMD processor
• 512 MB RAM, 1 GB recommended
• At least 510 MB of hard disk space (MATLAB only)
• Administrator privileges and a live Internet connection during installation

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Linux Computer Requirements
• 32-bit Red Hat Enterprise V4 and up, Fedora Core 4 and up, Debian 4.0 and up
• 64-bit Debian 4.0 and up, SuSE 2.3 and up
• Other distributions built with Kernel 2.4.x or 2.6.x and glibc 2.3.6 and up
• Graphics: 16-, 24-, 32-bit Open GL capable graphics adapter
• Intel or AMD processor
• 512 MB RAM, 1 GB recommended
• At least 510 MB of hard disk space (MATLAB only)
• Superuser privileges and a live Internet connection during installation

UNIX Computer Requirements

• Sun Solaris10 for MATLAB 64-bit
• Graphics: 24-bit graphics display for Sun Solaris
• SPARC or UltraSPARC processor
• 512 MB RAM, 1 GB recommended
• At least 510 MB of hard disk space (MATLAB only)
• Superuser privileges and a live Internet connection during installation

Note The computer requirements above are for MATLAB only. The installation of all available products included in the
TAH license requires much more disk space. During the Download process, choose the Custom type (not Typical) and
you will be prompted to select the products you want to download. The Typical type assumes that you want to download
all available products. During the installation process, choose the Typical type (not Custom) and the installer will install
all products that you have downloaded. After the initial installation, products can be individually added or removed.

Installation Summary

Beginning with MATLAB 2008a, the MATLAB and Simulink products require software activation. To activate the software,
you must have a MathWorks Account. If you have an existing MathWorks account, you can continue to use it, but the email
address must include the University’s username and email domain and it must be set up for academic use. For example, use for Knoxville, for Chattanooga, for Martin, for Memphis and for Tullahoma
campuses. The steps below will guide you through the following four major installation steps:

1. Create a Mathworks Account.

2. Associate your MathWorks account with the TAH license using the appropriate Activation Key.
3. Download MATLAB products from and install MATLAB software.
4. Activate the MATLAB software.

Create a MathWorks account

1. Using your web browser, go to

2. Click the Create Account link or if you already have a MathWorks account that includes your UT domain, use it.
3. For Email, enter your University username and domain as described above.
4. For “How Will You Use the MathWorks Software” select Academic use (including campus/site license use).
Do not select the Student Version.
5. Fill in all other required fields and select Submit.

Associate your account with the TAH license using the Activation Key

1. When logged in to your MathWorks Account, click My Account to get to the License Center window, then click
Manage My Licenses.
2. Click Associate Me with a License.
3. In the Associate dialog box, enter the following Activation Key: 89384 23140 86598 70864 73944
4. Click Continue.

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Download and install MATLAB software
Note The following details the instruction steps on a Windows platform, but the process is similar on Macintosh, Linux and
Unix platforms.

1. When logged in to your MathWorks Account, on the My Licenses page, click Download Product Updates.
2. Choose the version of the software you want to install (Current Release is the default), select your computer
platform/OS, and for the download type, we recommend Custom. (Typical is the default, but choose it only if you
want MATLAB, Simulink and all 54 licensed add-ons.) Click Continue.
3. In the Downloads window, scroll down and select all the products you want to download. Click Continue.
4. If any of the products you selected require other products, you will be prompted to select the Product Dependencies.
After selecting them, click Continue.
5. In the Downloads window, click Download to download and install all products at once (Recommended).
6. If you have trouble with the download_agent or choose to manually download each product separately and then
install, click Continue and then later start the MathWorks installer specific to your platform:
a. Windows: Double-click the setup.exe file.
b. Macintosh: Double-click the InstallForMacOSX file.
c. Linux/Unix: Run the script.
7. In the Opening download_agent window, choose the default Java option and click OK.
8. If the Warning-Security window prompt appears, click Run.
9. In the Download Agent Directory Selection window take the default directory location and click Next.
10. After review your download choices, click Download in the Download Confirmation window.
11. Choose to install automatically using the Internet in the Installer Welcome dialog box and click Next.
12. Review the software agreement and click Next.
13. Log in to your MathWorks Account, specifying your University email address and your MathWorks Account
password, and click Next.
14. In the License Selection window, select the Total Academic Headcount Student – TAH Standalone Named User
Activation type or if you are not associated with the TAH license, select the Enter an Activation Key option and
enter the Activation Key given above. The Standalone Named User Activation type ensures that you are the only
person who can use the software.
15. In the Installation Type dialog box, select Typical and only those products that you selected during the download
process will be installed.
16. In the Installation Folder dialog box, specify the folder in which you want to install the software and click Next.
17. In the Confirmation window, review your choices and click Install.
18. In the Installation Complete dialog box, choose to activate the software and click Next.

Activate the MATLAB software

1. In the Activation Welcome dialog box, click Next.

2. In the Activation Key window, specify the Activation Key in the Activation Key dialog box and click Next.
3. Specify the computer login user name of the person who will use the software. The computer login user name is the
ID under which you gain access to your computer. The Standalone Named User activation type locks the software
to the user name and to the computer host ID. To use The MathWorks software, you must be logged into the
computer with the user name you specify here.
4. In the Confirmation dialog box, confirm your activation information and click Activate.
5. In the Activation Complete dialog box, complete the activation process by clicking Finish.

Use of MATLAB/Simulink Software

This software must be used only for university related work. If your work benefits any outside organization, except for
federal grant providing agencies like NSF or NIH, you need to purchase a commercial license even if you do not charge that
organization. Commercial licenses are available directly from The at

The MathWorks, Inc. TAH Software License Agreement for both Campus and Student options permits Licensed Users to run
a program on not more than two (2) computers simultaneously, whether installed on individual standalone computers or on
networked computers.

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Support, Training and Documentation

The TAH license agreement provides for free access to The MathWorks’ support team. For online and telephone support,
including help with downloading, installing and activating, go to

Matlab and Simulink tutorials are online at

Manuals for all products are at

News, Updates and Repairs

To help you keep abreast of new versions, updates and repairs or “patches” we have a listserv that sends news via email a few
times per semester. You can join our StatNews listserv at The list distributes
neither spam nor replies from its readers.

TAH Licensed Products

1. MATLAB- The Language of Technical Computing

2. Simulink- Simulation and Model-Based Design
3. Aerospace Blockset- Model and simulate aircraft, spacecraft, and propulsion systems
4. Aerospace Toolbox- Aerospace reference standards, environmental models, and aerodynamic coefficient importing
5. Bioinformatics Toolbox- Read, analyze, and visualize genomic, proteomic, and microarray data
6. Communications Blockset- Design and simulate the physical layer of communication systems and components
7. Communications Toolbox- Design and analyze algorithms for the physical layer of communication systems
8. Control System Toolbox- Design and analyze control systems
9. Curve Fitting Toolbox- Create curve fits and regression models of data
10. Database Toolbox- Exchange data with relational databases
11. Data Acquisition Toolbox- Acquire and send out data from plug-in data acquisition boards
12. Filter Design Toolbox- Design and analyze fixed-point, adaptive, and multirate filters
13. Financial Toolbox- Analyze financial data and develop financial algorithms
14. Fixed-Point Toolbox- Design and execute fixed-point algorithms and analyze fixed-point data
15. Fuzzy Logic Toolbox- Design and simulate fuzzy logic systems
16. Gauges Blockset- Monitor signals with graphical instruments
17. Genetic Algorithm and Direct Search Toolbox- Solve optimization problems using genetic algorithms, simulated
annealing, and direct search
18. Image Acquisition Toolbox- Acquire images and video from industry-standard hardware
19. Image Processing Toolbox- Perform image processing, analysis, and algorithm development
20. Instrument Control Toolbox- Control and communicate with test and measurement instruments
21. MATLAB Builder- EX (for Microsoft Excel) Deploy MATLAB code as Microsoft Excel add-ins
22. MATLAB Builder- JA (for Java- language) Deploy MATLAB code as Java classes
23. MATLAB Builder- NE (for Microsoft .NET Framework) Deploy MATLAB code as .NET and COM components
24. MATLAB Compiler- Build standalone executables and software components from MATLAB code
25. MATLAB Report Generator- Generate documentation for MATLAB applications and data
26. Model Predictive Control Toolbox- Develop model predictive controllers in MATLAB and Simulink
27. Neural Network Toolbox- Design and simulate neural networks
28. Optimization Toolbox- Solve standard and large-scale optimization problems
29. Parallel Computing Toolbox- Perform parallel computations
30. Partial Differential Equation Toolbox- Solve partial differential equations using finite element methods
31. RF Blockset- Design and simulate the behavior of RF systems and components in a wireless system
32. RF Toolbox- Design, model, and analyze networks of RF components
33. Real-Time Windows Target- Run Simulink models on a PC in real time
34. Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder- Generate C and C++ code optimized for embedded systems
35. Real-Time Workshop- Generate C code from Simulink models and MATLAB code
36. Robust Control Toolbox- Design robust controllers for plants with uncertain parameters and unmodeled dynamics
37. Signal Processing Blockset- Design and simulate signal processing systems and devices
38. Signal Processing Toolbox- Perform signal processing, analysis, and algorithm development

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39. SimBiology Model, simulate, and analyze biochemical pathways
40. SimMechanics- Model and simulate mechanical systems
41. SimPowerSystems- Model and simulate electrical power systems
42. Simscape- Model and simulate multidomain physical systems
43. Simulink Control Design- Design and analyze control systems in Simulink
44. Simulink Parameter Estimation- Estimate model parameters using test data
45. Simulink Report Generator- Generate documentation for Simulink and Stateflow models
46. Simulink Response Optimization- Optimize parameters in Simulink models
47. Simulink Verification and Validation- Develop designs and test cases mapped to requirements and measure test
48. Spline Toolbox- Create and manipulate spline approximation models of data
49. Spreadsheet Link- EX (for Microsoft Excel) Use MATLAB from Microsoft Excel
50. Stateflow Coder- Generate C code from Stateflow charts
51. Stateflow- Design and simulate state machines and control logic
52. Statistics Toolbox- Perform statistical analysis, modeling, and algorithm development
53. System Identification Toolbox- Create linear and nonlinear dynamic models from measured input-output data
54. Video and Image Processing Blockset- Design and simulate video and image processing systems
55. Virtual Reality Toolbox- Animate and visualize Simulink systems in three dimensions
56. Wavelet Toolbox- Analyze and synthesize signals and images using wavelet techniques

Symbolic Toolboxes
Due to licensing restrictions, the Symbolic Math Toolbox and Extended Symbolic Math Toolbox are not currently available
under the site license. As of R2008b, scheduled to be released at the end of September, The MathWorks will release
Symbolic Math Toolbox 5, which will no longer use the Maple computational engine. Symbolic Math Toolbox 5 will be a
single product with the combined capabilities of Extended Symbolic Math Toolbox and Symbolic Math Toolbox. Symbolic
Math Toolbox 5 will also support an interface to the standalone Maple software. The MathWorks will continue to sell the
current Maple-based versions of Symbolic Math Toolbox and Extended Symbolic Math Toolbox through September 28,

Between now and R2008b, there are several options:

1. Each user or department will be responsible for maintaining MATLAB Symbolic toolbox licenses. Existing
symbolic licenses may be associated with the “parent” site-wide MATLAB license. Symbolic toolbox access will be
limited to the number of licenses owned by the user or department. Real-time network access to a license server may
be required, depending on the type of license. Departments not willing or able to operate a departmental license
server may contract with OIT for license management services.
2. Use the existing site-license for Maple for symbolic mathematics.
3. Individuals may purchase the Symbolic toolbox for local installation. This is not recommended unless you cannot
wait until R2008b.

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