Go to the download page and download the installation file as a zip.
You may have to log in using your matlab credentials before downloading the installation file.
unzip the installation file to anywhere you like.
open terminal, type the command below:
sudo sh install
change any settings as you see fit and install the software to its preferred location
active MATLAB with your credentials
Create desktop entry (optional)
Type the following commands in the terminal.
sudo wget http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Matlab_Logo.png -O /usr/share/icons/matlab.png sudo touch /usr/share/applications/matlab.desktop sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/matlab.desktop
Paste the following into the document and save it. (You may need to update the path to the matlab executable file if it is not installed in the default location, e.g.
Exec=/usr/local/MATLAB/R2017b/bin/matlab -desktop )
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Icon=/usr/share/icons/matlab.png Name=MATLAB R2017b Comment=Start MATLAB - The Language of Technical Computing Exec=matlab -desktop -useStartupFolderPref Categories=Development;
super and then you should be able to find the MATLAB icon in the Unity Search.
Change initial working directory (optional)
By default, Matlab startups with the folder in which you run the matlab command. To use the folder specified by the Initial working folder preference, use the
-useStartupFolderPref startup option and change the initial working directory as below.
Home tab, in the Environment section, click
General. Choose an option for the
Initial working folder preference.
Enjoy using Matlab!