How to install matlab in ubuntu 12.04 ? which version of matlab is best suited to ubuntu 12.04?
There is information about what Matlab versions compatible with Ubuntu 12.04 at the Platform Road Map for the MATLAB and Simulink Product Families. Look under the heading called Linux® 64-Bit MATLAB and Simulink Product Families.
In the Ubuntu Software Center for Ubuntu 12.04 there is a package called matlab-support. This package does not provide MATLAB. Instead it configures an existing MATLAB installation to integrate more comfortably in a Debian installation.
There are installation instructions for MATLAB in Ubuntu at the Ubuntu Documentation MATLAB wiki. Installation instructions for a specific version of MATLAB in Ubuntu can sometimes be found (depending on the version) by searching Ask Ubuntu for that MATLAB version.
run the installer with the -glnx86 argument,
sudo /media/MATHWORKS_R2012A/install -glnx86 -v
run MATLAB with the -glnx86 argument to force it to use 32-bit
Run the MATLAB installer(Using following command in terminal).
sudo /media/MATHWORKS_R2012A/install -v
When prompted to 'Choose installation type' you should select custom.
When prompted to 'Specify installation folder' it is recommended that you use the default folder
When given the option to Create symbolick links to MATLAB scripts in: it is recommended that you check the box and use the supplied path
You can check by,
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