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How to install matlab in ubuntu 12.04 ? which version of matlab is best suited to ubuntu 12.04?

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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.

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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

matlab -glnx86

Installation

  1. Run the MATLAB installer(Using following command in terminal).

    sudo /media/MATHWORKS_R2012A/install -v

  2. When prompted to 'Choose installation type' you should select custom.

  3. When prompted to 'Specify installation folder' it is recommended that you use the default folder /usr/local/MATLAB/R2012a.

  4. 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 /usr/local/bin.

  5. You can check by,

    sudo matlab

To know more click here(source).

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