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Before you run the installer:
Have your File Installation Key and License File handy. You need both these items to perform an off-network installation and activation.
The File Installation Key identifies the products you can install. The License File activates the installation, identifying which products you can run. The administrator contact on the license can retrieve the File Installation Key and License File by going to the License Center at the MathWorks Web site.
Make sure you have the correct permissions to perform the installation. If you have questions about this, ask your system administrator.
Note: While you use an administrator account or root privileges to install the software, you typically do not want to activate the software for a privileged user. Specify the non-privileged end user who will use the software when you activate it. Running MATLAB as a user with administrator privileges or root privileges is not recommended.
Windows Systems — Get the name and password of the administrator account on your computer. The installer modifies the system registry during installation.
Linux Systems — Get the root password. You can install MATLAB® software without superuser privileges, however, it limits certain installation options. For example, if you want to setup symbolic links to the matlab command, install product files in a protected folder, or edit the system boot script, you must have superuser status.
Macintosh Systems — Get the name and password of the administrator account on your computer. The administrator account is the user account you set up when you configured your Macintosh system; this is not your MathWorks Account. During installation, you must enter this name and password in the Authenticate dialog box, shown below.
Consider disabling virus-checking software and Internet security applications on your system for the duration of the installation process. These applications can slow down the installation process or cause it to appear unresponsive (or to hang).
If you have an Internet connection, follow the instructions in Install MathWorks Products With an Internet Connection. MathWorks recommends installing and activating using an Internet connection.
You can use this procedure to install one of the standalone or network license options. If you use this with a network license option, you must specify the License File path and choose whether to configure the license manager. See Install the License Manager on a Server for more information about these additional steps.
The method you use to start the installer depends on your platform and whether you are using a DVD or files you downloaded from the MathWorks® Web site.
DVD installation — Insert the DVD into the DVD drive connected to your system. The installer usually starts automatically.
Downloaded files — Double-click the installer file you downloaded from the MathWorks Web site. The installer usually starts automatically.
DVD installation — Insert the DVD into the DVD drive connected to your system. When the DVD icon appears on the desktop, double-click the icon to display the DVD contents, and then double-click the InstallForMacOSX icon to begin the installation.
Downloaded files — Extract the files from the archive file that you downloaded from the MathWorks Web site and double-click the InstallForMacOSX file.
DVD installation — Insert the DVD into the DVD drive connected to your system and execute the following command:
Depending on how your system is configured, you might have to mount the DVD first. Make sure you mount it with execute permissions, as in the following example. Note that the name of the DVD drive might be different on your system.
mount -o exec /media/cdrom0
Downloaded files — Extract the files from the archive file that you downloaded from the MathWorks Web site and execute the installer command:
If you do not have an Internet connection, select the Install without using the Internet option and click Next.
Review the software license agreement and, if you agree with the terms, select Yes and click Next.
If you do not have an Internet connection, and choose to install manually, the installer displays the File Installation Key dialog box. A File Installation Key identifies the products you can install.
If you have the key, select the I have the File Installation Key for my license option, enter the File Installation Key, and click Next. The administrator contact on a license can retrieve the File Installation Key from the License Center at the MathWorks Web site.
If you do not have the key, select the I do not have the File Installation Key option and click Next. The installer will provide you with the information you need to get a key.
The Installation and Activation Next Steps dialog box contains the information you need to retrieve your File Installation Key from the License Center at the MathWorks Web site. This information includes:
Release number (for example, R2013b)
Operating system user name (Note that user names are case-sensitive in activation.)
To get your File Installation Key:
Remember the information displayed in this dialog box and click Finish to exit the installer. On Windows and Linux systems, you can click Print to print out the information.
Go to a computer with an Internet connection and log in to your account at the MathWorks Web site.
Visit the License Center and enter the information from this dialog box. MathWorks uses this information to generate a File Installation Key and License File for your license.
Return to your computer and re-run the installer. With the File Installation Key and a License File, you can install and activate the software without an Internet connection.
In the Installation Type dialog box, specify whether you want to perform a Typical or Custom installation and click Next.
Choose Typical if you have an Individual or Group license and do not need to specify which products you want to install and do not need to access any installation options.
Choose Custom if you need to specify which products to install, need access to installation options, or need to install the license manager (network license options only).
If you choose a Typical installation, the installer skips the product selection and installation options steps.
Specify the name of the folder where you want to install MathWorks products. Accept the default installation folder or click Browse to select a different one. If the folder doesn't exist, the installer creates it.
On Macintosh systems, the installer puts the MATLAB application package, MATLAB_R2013b.app, in the Applications folder, by default.
When specifying a folder name, you can use any alphanumeric character and some special characters, such as underscores. The installer tells you if the name you specified includes any characters that are not permitted in folder names. If you make a mistake while entering a folder name and want to start over, click Restore Default Folder. After making your selection, click Next.
If you are performing a custom installation, you can specify which products you want to install in the Product Selection dialog box. This dialog box lists all the products associated with the license you selected or with the Activation Key you specified. In the dialog box, all the products are preselected for installation. If you do not want to install a particular product, clear the check box next to its name.
After selecting the products you want to install, click Next to continue with the installation.
For Custom installations, you can specify several installation options, depending on your platform.
On Windows, the Installation Options dialog box lets you choose whether to put shortcuts for starting MATLAB in the Start menu and on the desktop.
After selecting installation options, click Next to proceed with the installation.
On Linux systems, you can specify whether you want to create symbolic links to the matlab and mex scripts. Specify a folder to which you have write access and that is common to all your user's paths, such as /usr/local/bin .
After selecting installation options, click Next to proceed with the installation.
Before it begins installing the software on your hard disk, the installer displays a summary of your installation choices. To change a setting, click Back. To proceed with the installation, click Install.
As it install the files, the installer displays a status dialog box to show the progress of the installation.
When the installation successfully completes, the installer displays the Installation Complete dialog box. In this dialog box, you can choose to activate the software you just installed. You cannot use the software you installed until you activate it. MathWorks recommends activating immediately after installation. Click Next to proceed with activation.
If you choose to exit the installer without performing activation, clear the Activate MATLAB option and click Finish (the button label changes). You can activate later using the activation application.