How do I download and install MATLAB on Ubuntu 14.04?

How do I download and install MATLAB on Ubuntu 14.04
  • Run the installer like  a super user
    • sudo ./install
  • Install under /usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a by following the installer’s instructions.
  • Install the matlab-support package toenable you add launcher entry and various additional features:

    • sudo apt-get install matlab-support
  • You must confirm the matlab installation path during the installation, and you can limit the installation to specific users (which I did not require). You can also change the GCC libraries, but I haven’t had any issues with them yet, so I haven’t done so.
  • If you don’t want to run Matlab as super user, change the ownership of the.matlab folder in the home folder to your own user account after it’s finished.

    • sudo chown username -R ~/.matlab

Matlab should now work as expected when launched through Unity.

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