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Questions Addressed

Method 1: Installing via IGPP Self Service (Preferred) 

What you will need:

  • A Mac managed by the IGPP Helpdesk (not self-managed)
  • Internet connection

Installation steps:

  1. Navigate to your Applications folder.
  2. Launch IGPP Self Service.
  3. Click "Applications" on the right sidebar.



  4. Locate the latest version of MATLAB. Click Install to start the installation process. Note: the installation may take up to 30 minutes to complete.

Activation Steps:

  1. Create a MathWorks Account using your @ucsd.edu email address:http://mathworks.com/accesslogin/createProfile.do . Please include your department affiliation in your registration.



  2. Go to the License Center: http://mathworks.com/licensecenter .
  3. Click Associate to License.
  4. When prompted to do so, enter the Activation Key: 18162-63691-80459-26917-16111



  5. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.



  6. When prompted to do so, select the license you want to use.



  7. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
  8. When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete.

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Method 2: Installing via AFP download with pre-packaged license and path settings

What you will need:

Installation Steps:

  1. In the Finder menu bar, navigate to Go > Connect to Server.
  2. Enter "afp://igppsoftware.ucsd.edu/igppsoftware/public/matlab" for the Server Address and click Connect.



  3. When prompted, enter your Open Directory (OD) account username and password.
  4. Navigate to the latest MATLAB R201xx folder.
  5. Double-click on MATLAB_R201xx_Quick Installer.dmg to mount the DMG image.
  6. Open the mounted image and double click on the MATLAB_R201xx.pkg file to start the installation.
  7. Follow "Activation Steps" above

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Method 3: Installing via AFP/SMB download with manual installation steps


What you will need:

  1. OD (Open Directory) Account - to request an account please fill out this Request form.
  2. Internet Connection
  3. VPN (for off-campus Windows/Linux users only)

For Mac

  1. In the Finder menu bar, navigate to Go > Connect to Server.

  2. Enter "afp://igppsoftware.ucsd.edu/igppsoftware/public/matlab" for the Server Address and click Connect.



  3. When prompted, enter your Open Directory (OD) account username and password.
  4. Navigate to the latest MATLAB R201xx folder
  5. Double-click on the R201xx_UNIX.iso file to mount the image.

  6. Open the mounted image and double click on the InstallForMacOSX file to start the installation.
  7. Follow the "Activation Steps" above.

For Windows

  1. If you are a Windows user attempting to connect from off-campus please follow the link below to setup VPN before moving on to step 2.
  2. To bring up the Run command box press the Windows logo key + R
  3. Copy and paste "\\igppsoftware.ucsd.edu\igppsoftware\public\matlab" (without the quotes) to where it says open and click OK.
  4. Use your IGPP Open Directory (OD) account credentials to log in.
  5. Navigate to the latest MATLAB201xx folder.
  6. Drag the R201xx_Windows.iso file to your desktop.
  7. You will need virtual clone drive to mount the .iso file in order to install the program. If necessary, navigate to http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html to download and install the virtual clone drive.
  8. Once the .iso file has been mounted, follow the "Installation Steps" below.

For Linux

  1. If you are a Linux user attempting to connect from off-campus please follow the link below to setup VPN before moving on to step 2.
  2. Connect to the server via SMB using the path "\\igppsoftware.ucsd.edu\igppsoftware\public\matlab"
  3. Use your IGPP Open Directory (OD) account credentials to log in.
  4. Navigate to the latest MATLAB201xx folder.
  5. Drag the R201xx_UNIX.iso file to your desktop.
  6. In a terminal window mount the ISO with executable permissions.
  7. Follow the "Installation Steps" below.

Installation Steps:

Attention: This installation process below requires user to have the license file and to set the path to that license (see Step 6).

  1. Launch the installation.
    • For Mac, launch InstallForMacOSX
    • For Windows, launch setup.exe
    • For Linux, navigate to the top-level folder on the ISO and execute the following command: ./install
  2. Select "Activate automatically using the Internet" and click "Next"

  3. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
  4. When prompted to do so, select the license you want to use.

  5. Choose "Typical" installation and click "Next" 

  6. Click "Next" again

  7. Click "Install"

  8. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
  9. When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete. 
  10. For Linux and Mac, take care to update your path to your shell to reflect the latest version of MATLAB.
  11. Disconnect from the file server igppsoftware.ucsd.edu (igpphome16).


If you need further assistance, please contact IGPP HelpDesk.

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