# Tagged Questions

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### How do I make a Matlab launcher for Unity?

I'm trying to install a Matlab R2011a launcher for Unity in Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried this guide (although I know it's for 11.10 and mentions that even 11.10 is an unsupported OS for Matlab R2011a) but ...

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### Which software(s) can serve as Mathematica and MATLAB equivalents?

I'd like to know the equivalents of Mathematica and MATLAB on Ubuntu, since both are costly.

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### How do I add Matlab to the main menu?

I was trying to add the installed matlab to the menu of Applications under Ubuntu 10.10.
I clicked Gnome-Menu -> Preference -> Main Menu -> Programming -> New Item, where I input the Matlab file ...

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### How can I launch MATLAB 2012?

I have a problem with the MATLAB 2012 installation.
After having installed it using Alt + F2 and having used
gksudo nautilus
I have installed MATLAB in the correct folder, which is:
...

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### Comparison: Octave, Spyder, Freemat, Scilab - as alternatives for Matlab

I am trying to find an alternative for Matlab and have so far found:
Octave
Spyder
Freemat
Scilab
I'm trying to find which is the best alternative to Matlab. I'm particularly concerned with ...

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### How do I install MATLAB R2012a?

I have downloaded MATLAB R2012a for Unix platform and i want to install it on my ubuntu 11.10.
To install i try this command:
/<matlab_installation_file_directory>/install
and it says:
...

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### Must I enable the root account to install Matlab?

I'm trying to install Matlab R20112a on Ubuntu.
My problem is: I get access to the installation gui running ./install from a terminal, but the installer fails when it tries to write on the folder ...

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### How to fix Java problem installing Matlab 2012a (64-bit) in Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit)?

I am trying to install Matlab 2012a (64-bit) in Ubuntu 12.04LTS (64-bit). I have installed Java 7. My Java version is:
sabyasachi@sabyasachi-ubuntu:~/Downloads/R2012a_UNIX$ java -version
java version ...

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### Problem for Matlab Installation

I install the Matlab2009a to my computer successfully and when I try to activate it without using the internet (Activate manually without the Internet) and provide the path to license file. Then an ...

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### Out of memory on MATLAB

I'm trying to run a script on matlab_2011a, which calculate same means for a climatology of 50 years. When I started to run the script for all the years it worked fine until the iteration 20th, and ...

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### How do I install gcc-4.3?

Is there and easy way to install gcc-4.3 on Oneiric ?
I really need it because matlab depends on i for the creation of mex-files
I tried changing all my resopistories back to Maverick just to install ...

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### Matlab can't find /lib/libc.so.6 in 12.04

I'm trying to open Matlab (32 bit version) in 12.04, with
matlab -glnx86
but it returns
/usr/local/bin/matlab: 1: /usr/local/temp/bin/util/oscheck.sh: /lib/libc.so.6: not found
...

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### What is the equivalent of MATLAB?

I am trying to install software similar to MATLAB. I can't go for MATLAB itself because of its huge download size. Is there an alternative application which is similar to MATLAB?

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### How can I run emacs in gnome terminal without popup interface?

Just like using emacs on putty. I just transfered to Ubuntu from windows.
I also got error message when I tried to open a matlab .m file using emacs.
Code: emacs job.m
701 $ emacs job.m
Warning: ...

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### How to install 32-bit Matlab in Ubuntu 64-bit?

While running previous versions of Ubuntu (prior to 13.10) I was able to follow the instructions listed here to install 32-bit Matlab while running 64-bit Ubuntu. Now in 13.10 I am no longer able to ...

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### Matlab install - Java permission denied

Matlab version 2012. I know there are many threads about this, suggesting to chmod +x the following files (if you are in installation directory):
sys/java/jre/glnx86/jre/bin/java
...

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### How do I get back to nano after hitting Ctrl-Z if I have no shell prompt

I'm using nano inside a MATLAB session that is running inside a screen (-x) terminal. I accidentally hit Ctrl-Z and it immediately leaves nano, prints "Use "fg" to return to nano", but does not show ...

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### liblapack.so file

I want to run a matlab code in ubuntu 12.04 in which error is coming that liblapack.so shared library file is missing.
How to get this file installed and from where can I get this file.Please help me ...

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### How can I install Matlab from the Mathworks website?

When downloading Matlab from the Mathworks website, I am prompted to download an .flp file. When I open this JAVA file I shortly see a screen where some data is processed and after that nothing ever ...

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### How do I install MATLAB via the ISO?

I am trying to install MATLAB R2010b to Ubuntu 12.04. I have the ISO file. First I copied it to my PC and then extracted it. Now it seems like I should run the install script. But I could not do that. ...

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### Duplicated icons with Unity. Particular case: Matlab

To be honest, i don't know what happened, it was working fine and now it doesn't i don't feel i have changed nothing.
I have the .desktop file in .local/share/launchers. Its code is:
[Desktop Entry]
...

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### Installing MATLAB and its launcher icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate:
Add Matlab to main menu
Hello,
I am trying to install MATLAB. I got it installed, but I am having a hard time getting the launcher icon to work using the instructions ...

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### Trouble installing Matlab due to java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError

So whenever I try to install Matlab, the first image appears, but then goes away and that's the end of it. Here's what I'm doing-
user@host$> cd ~/mathworks_downloads
user@host$> unzip ...

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### Matlab won't open after fresh installation!

I installed matlab on a new ubuntu 14.04 installation. I don't get any errors, but when I try to run it in the terminal with the matlab command, the screen doesn't advance past the matlab logo:
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### Custom Terminal App ID

I am running Matlab through the terminal, with the -nodesktop and -nosplash flags. I even created a custom laucher with gnome-terminal -e "matlab -nodesktop -nosplash". However, the OS (Ubuntu 12.10) ...

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### How to Run Matlab installed on windows from Linux

I have Windows and Ubuntu installed on my computer. I have Matlab R2012a installed on Windows and I will like to Launch Matlab from Ubuntu. I can navigate to the matlab folder from windows but i do ...

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### How do I install the latest version of Matlab?

When I tried to install Matlab using the Software Center, it prompted me for the Location of MATLAB installation(s). Since I am trying to install it, I don't know what to do.

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### Software Center Matlab app preventing app installation

I have installed an app from the software center that is called Matlab. But then it turns out that it isn't actually Matlab, but some support package for it, and I when I try to remove it, it opens a ...

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### Cannot launch .jnlp file in precise pangolin

I'm trying to install Matlab but I can't open the download_agent installed from mathworks. It's an jnlp file, but if I use open with -> IcedTea in nautilus nothing happens, and when I try
javaws ...

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### Problems installing MATLAB - Scientific computing environment

I have problems completing a MATLAB installation.
I downloaded the installation files from mathworks.com and I ran the installation as root, so far so good. The problem is that I am unable to ...

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### error when opening “An error was encountered while saving the command history”

I installed matlab on my linux machine but on a media drive /media/d/usr/local/MATLAB/R2014b but when I open Matlab I get the below error, so if anyone could please advise how to solve this:
An error ...

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### How to install MATLAB on Ubuntu 14.04?

How to install MATLAB in Ubuntu 14.04? I searched in USC, but it only has some extension for MATLAB.

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### How to cancel installation of Matlab while applying changes?

Out of curiosity to try Matlab I mistakenly installed the Matlab from the Ubuntu Software Center.
I did not realize that it was just an upgrade for the installed program. Now it wants the directory ...

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### How to burn iso of a program on USB?

I want to burn the iso of a program (specifically the MatLab iso) on to a USB stick with ubuntu. just to make it clear
what? burn iso of program
where? on USB stick
using which OS? ...

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### Which recent Ubuntu should I use for Matlab R2011a, Octave 3.6.1 and recent R?

I wish to install Ubuntu on a new machine 64 bits.
Can you help by telling me which most recent Ubuntu will be compatible and stable with Matlab (R2011a), AND a recent Octave (3.6.1), AND a recent R ...

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### /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran (matlab)

I try to use mex some toolbox using matlab. But I got these errors: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran
I used Ubuntu 14.04. I installed gfortran. Could any one help ?
this is the output of : ...

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### How to create launcher icon

I recently installed Matlab R2013a and it is working fine, however the only way I can start it is by running /usr/local/MATLAB/R2013a/bin/matlab in the terminal. If I type in matlab it says command ...

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### Easiest way to package a directory of MATLAB scripts into a Launchpad PPA

I'm administering a small network of Ubuntu boxes for a series of measuring machines in a laboratory. These machines depend on a small directory of MATLAB scripts in /usr/local/MATLAB/... in order to ...

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### Empty tooltips in MATLAB

I am running MATLAB R2013b. Under Unity, the built-in editor of MATLAB shows empty tooltips, as seen here:
Under xfce the tooltips are showing up just fine.
My system: Ubuntu 14.04, Intel i7 ...

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### Problems installing Matlab via iso R2013a on Ubuntu 13.10

I mounted the MATLAB for LINUX iso image to local drive and tried to run ./install and a installation dialog box even appeared asking all the required details but when I pressed Finish to begin ...

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### No such file or directory when installing liblinear for use on Ubuntu in MATLAB

MATLAB version is 2010a Student Version (32 bit), Ubuntu version is 13.04, 64 bit.
I first use make in the directory liblinear-1.94. This step works.
Then I cd into the MATLAB directory and attempt ...

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### Creating or mimicing eth0

I am using an ultrabook (Thinkpad X1 Carbon) that has no eth0 device - it only has wlan. Installation is Xubuntu on 12.04
However, MATLAB requires an eth device during installation. Is it possible to ...

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### Matlab Installation “finished”?

Hi I am trying to install MATLAB in my Ubuntu 32-bit 13.04 by mounting the ISO. Here are the steps i followed:
sudo mkdir /media/matlab/
sudo mount ...

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### How do I install these libraries/codecs for Matlab?

I just installed matlab on my computer, seemingly successfully, but I've been trying to run a program, and I'm getting the following error:
>> reproduceResults
Warning: Directory already ...

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### Matlab shortcuts not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and I can't seem to be able to use any shortcuts on Matlab. It appears that they go directly to Unity and bypass Matlab all together.
For instance, if I press F10 ...

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### gcc 4.3 not in repository anymore?

matlab has been so nice not to update its supported compilers. The latest version supported that supports the so-called mex-files is gcc-4.3.4.
Now, this version also seems to be deleted from the ...

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### The command for freeing memory in ubuntu doesn't work

The situation is this: I run a matlab program that uses a huge amounts of memory and swap memory, however, while it's running, I killed it(ctrl+z), but I find that it did not return the memory it ...

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### Matlab doesn't launch, keeps asking for activation

I have just installed Matlab R2011a on Ubuntu 12.04 using a standalone licence. The installation appears to have worked properly, and I have run the following to get rid of an error that everyone ...

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### Why does Matlab iso image get mounted as read-only?

I have been trying to install Matlab on Ubuntu.
The issue starts even prior to the installation, as mounting the .iso file results in the following error:
mount: block device ...

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### Matlab 2012a installation ubuntu 12.02 issue

I'm trying to install MATLAB2012 on my Ubuntu machine, and, in order to do that I have to give the installation program the root rights, this is what I've tried :
root@Engine:/media/ENGINE# ...