# MATLAB for Staff and Faculty

What is MATLAB?

The MATLAB high-performance language for technical computing integrates computation, visualization, and programming in an easy-to-use environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation.

MATLAB Availability

MATLAB is available on the Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux platforms. If installing Matlab 2016a, please see the note at the bottom of the page.

Faculty & Staff network version:  Faculty and staff connected to the UVa network may use the University’s 255 floating network licenses for MATLAB on the following platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows (Windows 7 and Windows 8). In order to use these licenses, the computer must be connected to the University network to check out a MATLAB license.If you are using MATLAB from off-Grounds, you must use the UVa VPN client to contact the license server. You must first open the VPN Client, and then open Matlab, in that order. Please close MATLAB after using the program as the license you obtained from the license server will be unavailable to others until you close MATLAB to return the floating license.

MATLAB Toolboxes

Faculty & Staff network version: Licensed MATLAB toolboxes and the number of available licenses are detailed in the table below.

MathWorks provides MATLAB Toolbox Overviews for all of these products.

 MATLAB Toolbox Faculty & Staff: Number of Licenses Bioinformatics 5 Communications System 10 Control System 40 Curve Fitting 17 DSP System 10 Financial 5 Fuzzy Logic 5 Global Optimization 10 Image Processing 45 MATLAB Coder 2 MATLAB Compiler 5 MATLAB Compiler SDK 5 Neural Network 5 Optimization 35 Parallel Computing 50 Partial Differential Equation 5 Robust Control 15 Signal Processing 35 Simulink 30 Simulink Coder 2 Simulink Control Design 25 Simulink Design Optimization 5 Statistics and Machine Learning 48 Symbolic Math 30 System Identification 5 Wavelet 5 MATLAB Distributed Computing Server 256

NOTE
: It is very important that MATLAB users not leave their session idle for hours at a time since that needlessly consumes a MATLAB license as well as the licenses for any toolboxes they might have used during that session. For the same reason, a single user should not open up multiple sessions of MATLAB.* NOTE: Demand for the Curve Fitting Toolbox often exceeds supply, and licenses may be unavailable at times. If you rely on this toolbox for your research, then please contact Research Computing to explore purchase options to reserve a license for your use only.

Floating network licenses for MATLAB toolboxes that ITS does not currently maintain may be purchased through ITS ($200 for a 1-user license,$300 for a 2-user license, etc.) and made available with the rest of our MATLAB products. Users interested in obtaining additional toolboxes should contact ITS Research Computing by email at res-consult@virginia.edu

Licenses for individual copies of MATLAB (CPU locked and therefore not requiring connection to the license manager) can be purchased from The MathWorks for $500 ($200 for toolboxes) by contacting Heather Wellman at 508-647-7093 (or by email at hwellman@mathworks.com). MATLAB users who are interested in having other toolboxes added to the University site license should contact the Research Software group via email to res-consult@virginia.edu

MATLAB Installation Instructions for Faculty and Staff

Users obtain only the Matlab license file  from UVa Software.  Users must then download the Matlab program files directly  from Mathworks, publisher of MATLAB. During installation users will be asked to browse to the license file which was previously downloaded from UVa Software, and saved to a known location on your computer. The Mathworks MATLAB installer may prompt you to update your Java, which you should update in order to have their installer work properly.