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

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    Matlab on Ubuntu – αғsнιη Aug 11 '14 at 18:31
  • @KasiyA That page is very outdated. Quote: "MATLAB R2012a users are strongly encouraged to install R2012a on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or Ubuntu 10.10 for best results." -- do you really want OP to follow a post like that? – kraxor Aug 11 '14 at 19:55
  • @kraxor Besides what version of Ubuntu (and possibly MATLAB) should be used, are those instructions otherwise problematically out of date? – Eliah Kagan Aug 11 '14 at 23:59

Matlab isn't included in the Software Center because it's a closed source and proprietary program. However, just downloading the installer for Ubuntu (R2013a specifically) from MathWorks and using all default settings worked fine for me on 64-bit 14.04.

If you downloaded it, you'll have to unzip it first. If you have an installation CD or DVD it should auto-mount when you insert it.

Then just browse to the correct folder in a terminal using cd and execute:


If you want to install it to someplace like /opt you'll have to preface that command with sudo.

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