10 yesterday I downloaded matlab R2013a from university website But it says

elif@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install MATHWORKS_R2013A
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package MATHWORKS_R2013A

I did everthing that is written in websites How can I fixed the problem? thanks...

  • post the link for the guide you follows. – Avinash Raj Dec 23 '13 at 16:45

apt-get downloads and installs packages from a package repository, and Matlab as commercial software is of course not included in those (standard) repositories.

If you have downloaded Matlab as a Debian package file (MATHWORKS_R2013A.deb), then you can use

sudo dpkg -i MATHWORKS_R2013A.deb

If the downloaded file is not a deb, you cannot install it using Ubuntu package management tools. In that case it is probably a binary installer (e.g. MATHWORKS_R2013A.sh) that has to be started as an executable. My guess:

sudo ./MATHWORKS_R2013A.sh

If none of this applies, you have to give more detailed information on what exactly you downloaded.

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