Installing Matlab

Total Academic Headcount (TAH) License


These procedures outline the steps necessary to install Matlab on a Windows computer under the Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license. This TAH license allows you to install Matlab onto your own personal computer if you are currently enrolled in a College of Engineering course and have paid the Student Technology Fee. The steps necessary to install Matlab on a Unix/Linux based machine are similar. For additional help go to http://www.mathworks.com/support.

Please note that the images shown in these instructions may not be exactly what you see on your computer, but the general information is correct.

Modules and toolboxes that are installed:

MATLAB
Simulink
Bioinformatics Toolbox
Control System Toolbox
Curve Fitting Toolbox
Data Acquisition Toolbox
Image Processing Toolbox
Instrument Control Toolbox
Optimization Toolbox
Signal Processing Blockset
Signal Processing Toolbox
SimMechanics
Simscape
Stateflow

Prerequisites:

Before proceeding you must have already received your Matlab Activation Key. If you do not have this key (or need a new one to reactivate) then go to http://www.wright.edu/software/mathworks for instructions.

Steps to be performed:

Step 1: Create your Mathworks account.

Step 2: Associate your Mathworks account with the TAH license.

Step 3: Download, Install, and Activate the product files.

Step 4: Additional Information.

 

Step 1: Create your Mathworks account.

You must create a user account on the Mathworks website to be able to download, install, and activate the software. If you already have a user account because of a previous install then skip to step 2.

 

Step 1.1: Go to the Mathworks website.

 

Step 1.2: Create a Mathworks account.

 

Step 2: Associate your Mathworks account with the TAH license.

The type of license that you are installing Matlab under is called a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license. You need to associate your Mathworks user account that you created in the previous step with the TAH license. This is done by using your Activation Key. If you already this because of a previous install then skip to step 3.

 

Step 2.1: Go to the Mathworks website.

 

Step 2.2: Log in to your Mathworks account.

 

Step 2.3: Go into your account settings.

 

Step 2.4: Associate your Mathworks account with the TAH license.

 

Step 2.5: (continue) Associate your Mathworks account with the TAH license.

 

Step 2.6: (continue) Associate your Mathworks account with the TAH license.

 

Step 2.7: (continue) Associate your Mathworks account with the TAH license.

 

Step 2.8: Exit out of account settings.

 

Step 3: Download, Install, and Activate the product files.

You are now ready to download, install, and activate the Matlab software.

Step 3.1: Go to the Mathworks website.

 

Step 3.2: Go into your account settings.

 

Step 3.3: Download the software.

 

Step 3.4: (continue) Download the software.

 

Step 3.5: (optional)

 

Step 3.6: (continue) Download the software.

 

Step 3.7: (continue) Download the software.

 

Step 3.8: (continue) Download the software.

 

Step 3.9: (continue) Download the software.

 

Step 3.10: Install the software.

 

Step 3.11: (continue) Install the software.

 

Step 3.12: (continue) Install the software.

 

Step 3.13: (continue) Install the software.

 

Step 3.14: (continue) Install the software.

 

Step 3.15: (continue) Install the software.

 

Step 3.16: (continue) Install the software.

 

Step 3.17: (continue) Install the software.

 

Step 3.18: Activate the software.

 

Step 3.19: (continue) Activate the software.

 

Step 3.20: (continue) Activate the software.

 

Step 3.21: (continue) Activate the software.

 

Step 3.22: (continue) Activate the software.

 

Step 3.23: Done.

 

Step 4: Additional Information.


The type of license that you are installing Matlab under is called a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license. This license is valid for one year from when the license is renewed by the University, NOT from when you install Matlab. This license is renewed every year in September.

Throughout the term of your current license, your MATLAB installation periodically contacts MathWorks to verify that your license is up-to-date, a process called validation. If it determines that you need to update your license, the validation process displays a dialog box giving you the option to update your license.What this means is every September you will need to get a new activation key and reactivate your installation of Matlab. See the Prerequisites at the beginning of this document for instructions on how to get your new activation key. Once you have your new activation key, from within Matlab go to Help > Licensing > Activate Software and follow the prompts. If you are not in Matlab you can use Start > Programs > Matlab > matlab_version > Activate Matlab.

To see the ending date of the current installed license you can go to Help> Licensing> Manage Licenses from the Matlab desktop. Log in to your Mathworks account. The current product list information is then displayed.