# 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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### 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:
/usr/...

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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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### Comparison of Octave, Spyder, Freemat and Scilab as alternatives to MATLAB

I am trying to find an alternative for MATLAB and have so far found:
GNU 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 to Increase Ubuntu's Virtual Memory and/or Swap for Matlab?

Situation: Out of Memory errors in Ubuntu's Matlab
Goal: allocate some Dram to virtual memory and/or Swap by using external HDD; the read/write decrease from 20 GBps to 0.1 GBps, which is ok!
...

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### How can I lock an application (and all its new windows) into a specific workspace?

I run a Matlab script in the workspace 1. This generates several plots. In the mean time I switch to workspace 2 and working there. My problem is that the plots are popping up in workspace 2. Is it ...

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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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### After upgrading ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 I am no longer able to open Matlab 2013a

I can't open Matlab 2013a after I upgrade Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04. I have also tried to open from the location folder, and when I try to open it from the console using $
$ cd /usr/local/MATLAB/R2013a/...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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
sys/java/jre/...

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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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### 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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### /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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### 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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### Doesn't Matlab work on ubuntu 16.04?

MATLAB Crash Dump:
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Segmentation violation detected at Thu Mar 3 01:40:49 2016
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### Run thousands of commands sequentially

I have a task now to run some thousand of commands sequentially. The commands are all in the form $ /home/user/.lcmodel/bin/lcmodel < 2HzSNR100C2.5.txt.
Only the numbers (in bold type) are ...

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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
/usr/local/temp/bin/...

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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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### 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 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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### 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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### 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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### Matlab problem on ubuntu 16.04

I have been facing problem in starting up the Matlab. I am getting the following error:
MATLAB crash file:/home/user/matlab_crash_dump.4765-1:
---------------------------------------------------------...

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

When I run Matlab from its launcher, a second icon will show up. Funny thing is that if I put the mouse on the new icon, the text that appears on it is not the one I have in my .desktop file. So my ...

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### How to remove matlab on ubuntu 14.04

I can't uninstall matlab from my Ubuntu 14.04. when I use sudo apt-get purge matlab command then it shows the matlab configuration page but when I cancel the installation process then it shows
...

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### MATLAB iso file for Ubuntu

I checked at my University and they do not have a Matlab .iso file for Ubuntu.
Where can I get this?

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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 /home/"username"/Desktop/Matlab_Unix_2012a/...

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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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### How to Run Matlab 2016a with Nvidia Drivers of GTX-960 in Ubuntu 16.04?

System: i7 of 2013, 32 GB, GTX-960 Nvidia, Asus Desktop PC.
I get continuously system error
MATLAB is exiting because of fatal error:
- -
Segmentation violation detected at Sat Apr 30 17:40:16 ...

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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 4770K....

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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:
I'...

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### Installation of MATLAB 2013a in 13.10 trouble

I've been looking around for solutions to this and can't really seem to find a good answer so I thought I'd try this. I'm trying to install MATLAB 2013a on Saucy Salamander. I have all the files ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Matlab 2013a installation error on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

after 83 percent installation it gives error
The following error was detected while installing sl3d_glnxa64: archive is not a ZIP archive Would you like to retry installing sl3d_glnxa64? If you ...

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### Program launches only as root but not normally

I installed MATLAB in the home directory. Now when I try to launch it normally from the bin folder, it starts up and then gives an error that says:
Internal error: No write permission on directory /...

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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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### Matlab launcher doesn't work

I've installed Matlab R2011a on ubuntu12.04. I've installed it in a folder I've created in the Home Folder.
I can run it if I run the code
cd directory
./matlab
However I want to create a ...

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### How To Do Beep in Matlab of Ubuntu 16.04?

Condition: unsuccessful system beep from motherboard
Settings: sounds work normally
Differential condition: unsuccessful beep from speakers in Matlab
Enable beep sound in kernel and gnome by ...