Installing Matlab

Eligibility

  • ISU Students on Personal Machines Only

Installation Notes

The instructions below are applicable to both macOS and Windows installations of MATLAB.  If a step is specific to a particular operating system (OS), the step is prefaced with the particular OS in parentheses.  i.e. (Mac) and (Windows)

Download MATLAB

Navigate to https://www.mathworks.com/mwaccount/register.

Fill out the Email Address field with your iastate.edu email address.  Select United States in the County/Region drop-down menu.  Select Academic use (including campus/site license use) in the How will you use MathWorks software? drop-down menu.  Select the Yes radio button next to the Are you at least 13 years or older? question.  Click the Create button to proceed.

NOTE: You will not be able to download the software using a non iastate.edu email address.

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You will receive an email from MathWorks with a link to verify your email address.  Click the Verify your email button in the email to complete the account creation process.

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Fill out all fields and the Activation Key or License Number (Optional) field. You can find the activation key on this webpage http://www.it.iastate.edu/docs/matlab.  Click the Create button when all fields are filled out to proceed.

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Click the Download Products button to proceed.

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Click the R2016a (or latest version) button to proceed.  Note the image below does not show the exact version you would download.  Please ask your instructor if there is a specific version you are supposed to use.matlab 5

Click the button matching your OS to download the MATLAB installer. 

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Install MATLAB

(Windows) Locate the MATLAB installer you downloaded and double-click the exe installer to start the install process.

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(Mac) Locate the MATLAB installer you downloaded and double-click InstallForMacOSX to start the install process. 

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Select the Log in with a MathWorks Account radio button then click the Next button to proceed.

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Select the Yes radio button then click the Next button to proceed.

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Select the Log in to your MathWorks Account radio button then enter your email address and password into the fields.  This email address and password are the same ones you provided when setting up your MathWorks account earlier.  Click the Next button to proceed.

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Select the Select a license radio button then select the license labeled 1082052.  Click the Next button to proceed.

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(Windows) Leave the installation folder as-is and click the Next button to proceed.

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(Mac) Leave the installation folder as-is and click the Next button to proceed.

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Leave everything checked as-is and click the Next button to proceed.

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Check the Desktop checkbox if you want a shortcut to MATLAB on your desktop, otherwise click the Next button to proceed.

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Click the Install button to proceed.

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The installer will then begin downloading and installing MATLAB.  Note this could take several minutes to an hour.

Click the Next button to proceed.

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Check the Activate MATLAB checkbox and then click the Next button to proceed.

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Click the Next button to proceed.

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(Windows) The Windows User Name field will automatically populate with the username of the account running the MATLAB installer.  Confirm that this is the primary account you use on this computer and then click the Next button to proceed.matlab 22

(Mac) The Login Name field will automatically populate with the username of the account running the MATLAB installer.  Confirm that this is the primary account you use on this computer and then click the Next button to proceed.matlab 23

Click the Confirm button to proceed.

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Click the Finish button to finish the MATLAB installation process.

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Dreamspark Windows 10

Eligibility

  • ISU Students on Personal Machines Only

Download the installer

Navigate to http://cytools.iastate.edu/dreamspark and logon with your ISU Net-ID and password. Click the icon labeled Windows 10 to proceed.

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Click the Add To Cart button next to Windows 10 Education 32/64-bit (English) – Dreamspark.  Make sure you are not getting any other version including Debug versions.

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Click the Check Out button to proceed.

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Click the I Accept button to proceed.

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Confirm your First Name, Last Name, and Email address are in the text fields then click the Proceed With Order button to proceed.

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Make note of the Product Key then click the Start Download button to proceed.

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Click the Download button next to the appropriate version for your computer to download the ISO file.

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Install & Connect to VDI – PC

How To Steps:

  1. Install VDI
  2. Connect to VDI

Download these instructions as a PDF 

System Requirements

Download the installer

Navigate to VMware Horizon Client Download.

Click the Go to Downloads link next to VMware Horizon Client for Windows making sure to choose the appropriate link based on your installed architecture of Windows (32 or 64-bit).

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Click the Download button to proceed.

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Locate the downloaded file and double-click the exe start the install process.

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Click the Next button to proceed.

VDI PC 4Check the I accept the terms in the License Agreement checkbox then click the Next button to proceed.

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Select IPv4 in the select box then click the Next button to proceed.

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Click the Next button to proceed.

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Enter vdi.iastate.edu into the Default Horizon Connection Server text field then click the Next button to proceed.

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Click the Next button to proceed.

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Click the Next button to proceed.

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Click the Install button to proceed.

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Click the Finish button to proceed.

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Click the Yes button to restart your computer and finish installation.

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Connect to VDI

Locate and launch the VMware Horizon Client application to proceed.

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Double-click the icon labeled vdi.iastate.edu to proceed.

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Enter your ISU Net-ID and password in the Username and Password fields then click the Login button to proceed

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Double-click the Engineering Student icon to connect to a VDI session.

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Install & Connect to VDI – Mac

How To Steps:

  1. Install VDI
  2. Connect to VDI

Download these instructions as a PDF 

System Requirements

Download the installer

Navigate to http://tinyurl.com/isu-vdi.

Click the Go to Downloads link next to VMware Horizon Client for Mac.

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Click the Download button to proceed.

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Locate the downloaded file and double-click the dmg to extract the installer folder.

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Click the Agree button to proceed.

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Drag and drop the VMware Horizon Client icon on the left onto the Applications shortcut on the right.

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Connect to VDI

Locate and launch the VMware Horizon Client application to proceed.

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(FIRST TIME ONLY) Click the Open button to proceed.

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(FIRST TIME ONLY) Click the Continue button then enter your computer username and password to proceed.

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(FIRST TIME ONLY) Enter vdi.iastate.edu into the text field then click the Connect button to proceed.

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Enter your ISU Net-ID and password in the Username and Password fields then click the Login button to proceed.

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Double-click the Engineering Student icon to connect to a VDI session.

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Double-click the Engineering Student icon to connect to a VDI session.

Install & Connect to VPN – PC

How To Steps:

  1. Install VPN
  2. Connect to VPN
  3. Disconnect from VPN

Download these instructions as a PDF 

Install VPN

Download the package  

Locate the VPN installer you downloaded (ISU Cisco VPN Installer.exe) and double-click the exe to run the installer.

Click the Next button to proceed.

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Select the I accept the terms in the License Agreement radio button then click the Next button to proceed.

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Click the Install button to proceed.

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Click the Finish button to complete installation.

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Connect to VPN

Locate and launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client application in your Start Menu to proceed.

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Enter vpn.iastate.edu in the text field then click the Connect button to proceed.

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Select SSLvpn in the Group drop-down menu.  Enter your ISU Net-ID and password in the Username and Password fields then click the OK button to connect to VPN.

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Disconnect from VPN

Locate the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client icon in your task-bar to proceed.

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Right-click the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client icon and click Quit in the drop-down menu to disconnect from VPN.

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