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I have one problem so please help me. I have Ubuntu 11.10 and want to install Matlab; I searched a lot in internet but have not found the exact way yet. Please help me guys, I need it very much.

I know command line, but I don't know what kind of command I should use; I have installed 32 bit library ia32-libs, so what is additionally necessary?

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please update your post with what version of matlab are you trying to install ??? did you get any error ?? – hhlp Nov 12 '11 at 11:55
nearest version i want,and i have not started instalation because dont know what to do – dato datuashvili Nov 12 '11 at 11:57
why did you removed answer? – dato datuashvili Nov 12 '11 at 12:53
There is a simple set of steps for Ubuntu. Not sure how you've missed it. – mikewhatever Nov 12 '11 at 13:23
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, could you perhaps add more detail to your question? If you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, then please flag explaining that (as well as editing your question with any details you have). – James Jan 30 '12 at 0:13

You'll have to obtain a MATLAB install cd, unfortunately. Apart from a small selection of codecs and plugins, there are no licensed applications (that I know of) in the ubuntu repositories. There are a couple of paid applications in the Software Centre, but I checked and MATLAB isn't there.

You can either download a trial from and use that until you can obtain a full version, or you can try using spyder, which is an open-source matlab-like python IDE, available on the repositories.

Also, don't bother with wine (I can't comment on other people's answers because I don't have the reputation yet). You'll run into exactly the same problem of needing an install cd.

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Just to add that besides Python + NumPy (which I prefer also) there is also Octave which is highly compatible with Matlab. Without GUI at the moment unfortunatelly – zetah Nov 12 '11 at 14:26

While I've used Matlab at university on a Linux terminal, at home I used Octave much more often. The code is very similar between the two and *.m files work almost interchangeably between the two. There are a few of the more obscure functions or Matlab which aren't supported but by and large is works very well.

Octave also has a much smaller memory footprint and so can run much smoother on a laptop, or other resource constrained machine.

You can find it in the Ubuntu Software Centre, and for more details visit the octave project website.

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Have you tried wine? you will find it in Ubuntu software center or in terminal sudo apt-get install wine

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and can i install matlab using wine? – dato datuashvili Nov 12 '11 at 13:13
mmm i have never tried to install it on Ubuntu (so i don't know) but after installing wine it can be installed like windows by double click on the install icon – Black Block Nov 12 '11 at 13:24
There is a matlab version native to Linux, buying a windows licence would be very wrong. – enedene Nov 12 '11 at 18:51

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