What is it?
MATLAB is a numerical
computing environment and high-level programming language that has similarities
with other languages such as C and Python. MATLAB, short for Matrix Laboratory,
is optimised for managing matrices, this makes it ideal for handling, analysing
and presenting large amounts of data and for undertaking mathematical
modelling. It is used extensively in
academia and industry in areas such as science, engineering and economics.
Where is it available?
As of the 1st
August 2017, the University of Leeds is a MATLAB Enabled Campus. MATLAB is available on the Cluster Desktop in the following Central IT Clusters:
- SCAPE G06
- Chemistry 144
- Chemistry 144a
- Cohen A & B
- Psychology 1.43
- Richard Hughes
- West Teaching Lab (Upper & Lower)
in a number of Engineering IT Clusters and for installation on University-owned computers.
This license agreement gives the
whole staff and student population at the University access to a personal copy
of MATLAB and Simulink amongst other benefits. The licence covers the entire suite
of MATLAB toolboxes, a total of 83 products, all of which are free to install
on your personal laptop or desktop computer.
Please note that the licence is for one year in the first instance, until 31st July 2018, and covers teaching and non-commercial research
only - see The MathWorks, Inc. Software License Agreement for the full terms and conditions of use.
To undertake an
installation you will first need to register with MathWorks using your University
of Leeds e-mail address. If you already have a MathWorks account you will not need to re-register, just use your existing login (providing it is associated with an @leeds.ac.uk e-mail address).
When completing the registration form, please ensure
that you select the most appropriate Department in the drop-down box. Your
e-mail will be verified by MathWorks and through the Universitys IT Service. Please
note that installation on University-owned computers should be undertaken by
your Faculty IT or the IT Service Desk through the normal route. Follow the link below to
commence an installation:
Installers are available for
Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. You will need Administrator rights on your
computer to undertake the installation. System requirements for the
installation can be found at https://uk.mathworks.com/support/sysreq.html
If you are an academic, you may wish to inform your students and
researchers of the MATLAB Enabled Campus Agreement. Please direct them to this page for
What support is available?
MATLAB Enabled Campus also provides access to MATLAB Online, which allows access to MATLAB through a web browser. It can be found at https://matlab.mathworks.com
MATLAB mobile is also available to install as an app on smart phones and tablets from the Apple store and Google Play. Linking the app to the licence will expand its capability - see https://uk.mathworks.com/products/matlab-mobile.html
Access to MATLAB Onramp and a range of online training courses is also available. OnRamp provides some basic interactive MATLAB training and there is a range of online modules covering different topics, this includes the MATLAB Fundamentals course which may be useful for beginner MATLAB users - see https://matlabacademy.mathworks.com
Additional video tutorials and support can be found at https://uk.mathworks.com/support/learn-with-matlab-tutorials.html
MathWorks will also be delivering a number of workshops on campus throughout the year on a range of different MATLAB tools. These will be advertised through IT Training Services when confirmed.
For further information, please contact Andrew Jackson in the School of Mechanical Engineering - e-mail A.E.Jackson@leeds.ac.uk