MATLAB Setup, Help, Instructions
Setting Up MATLAB for Linux
- Use your NetID and password to log in to your CalcLab account.
- After logging into your CalcLab account, SINGLE click with the left mouse button on the Firefox button in the bottom panel. (It looks like an orange fox wrapped around a blue globe.)
- Type the following URL into your web browser window:
http://www.math.tamu.edu/~jmlinhart/m308/matlab.html (That will bring
up this web page, with links!)
- Now we are going to setup your Linux MATLAB environment on your CalcLab account.
- Right-click on the following Zip file, then select "Save Link
As...". In the ensuing dialog box, choose your home directory in
the "Save in folder" drop down box. (Do NOT save the
folder on your desktop!)
- Open a terminal window. At the command prompt enter
"unzip M308_lnx.zip" without the quotes. Wait for extraction to
complete. Then delete the Zip file by typing the command
"rm M308_lnx.zip" and pressing Enter.
- Invoke MATLAB by single clicking on the gold hill icon in
the bottom panel. Patiently wait while the program loads. When you
see "Ready" in the lower left corner of the MATLAB window, you're set.
You can also setup MATLAB on
(pages from Art Belmonte).
Using MATLAB outside of class:
- Math Department Computer Hours and Help (Summer 2011)
- You can access the calclab1.math.tamu.edu login server remotely using the NX No Machine client. It is freely available at their website. NX-client options:
- Session: a text identifier (e.g. calclab1.math.tamu.edu)
- Host: calclab1.math.tamu.edu
- Port: 22
- Desktop: set to Unix and KDE
- Encryption must be enabled
- MATLAB is available on all of the PCs in TAMU OALs. Use WinSCP to transfer files between the OAL PC H:home drive and calclab1.tamu.edu
- You do not need to purchase MATLAB for this course. If you would like to, the student edition is for sale at the TAMU Bookstore in the MSC and online.
Thanks to David Manuel, Art Belmonte and Melanie Pivarski for helping
me get oriented to this part of the Math 308 course, the Calclab, and MATLAB
(C) 2009 Jean Marie Linhart, all rights reserved.