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You are able to install MATLAB on your own computer.  To download the installer, visit the MathWorks Portal page at https://www.mathworks.com/academia/tah-portal/christopher-newport-university-40584904.html

Getting MATLAB

Click on Get Started Now under Download MATLAB.

Download MATLAB Link

Next, it will ask you to log in to MathWorks. If you don’t have an account associated with your CNU e-mail address, you’ll need to create one.  To do so, click Create Account.

Create MathWorks Account

You’ll have to give your e-mail address, as well as answer a couple of additional questions, including your planned use for the software and whether you’re older than 13 years old. Answer the questions and click Create.

MathWorks Account Creation

You’ll then receive a confirmation e-mail.  Give it a few minutes to send before clicking the “Send me the e-mail again” link or contacting MathWorks support.

When you receive the e-mail from service@mathworks.com, you can click the button to continue your registration.

MathWorks Verify Email

Once you do, you’ll be taken to a page to finish creating your profile.

Mathworks Finish Profile Creation

Enter your name and pick a user ID.  Then choose a password for your account.  Your password needs to be at least 6 characters, contain both uppercase and lowercase letters and a number.  Then add your role and department and click Create.

When you do, you’ll see the License Center and a message with your license number.  Click the Download Installer button.

Download MATLAB Installer

You can then select the release that you want to download.  Unless you have a compelling reason to download an earlier one, choose the latest one that’s pre-selected.

Specific MATLAB Install

Next, you’re asked which system you’d like to download the installer for. Choose the appropriate one for your operating system.

Select Installer System

Double-click the downloaded file. A box may come up asking if you want to run it.  Click Run.

Run Downloaded File

If you aren’t in an administrator account, you’ll be prompted to enter an administrator username and password.

The installer will then launch.  Choose “Log in with a MathWorks Account” and click Next.

Log Into Installer

Next, you’ll be prompted to accept the terms of the license agreement.  Choose Yes and click Next.

MATLAB License Agreement

On the next screen, you’ll need to enter the e-mail address and password you used to create your MathWorks account. Then, click next.

Log Into MathWorks Account

You’ll be asked to select a license.  One should be pre-filled for you.  All you should need to do is click Next.

Select License

You’ll be asked to pick a destination folder.  Just click Next.

Destination Folder

Next, you’re asked to select the products that you’d like to install.  They’re all selected by default, but if you know you won’t need some of them, you can uncheck them to save download time and disk space.  When you’re happy with what you’re installing, you can click Next.

Select Installed Products

If you try to select an invalid configuration, you will get instructions on how to fix it.  Click Yes, and make the necessary corrections on the selection screen.

You’ll then have some last options to choose.  Do so and click Next twice.

Installation options

The install will then start.  After it completes, you’ll have to activate your license.  Click Next to begin.

Install Complete

The activation will begin.  Next, a screen will come up that asks for the windows user who is able to use the software.  ONLY ONE USER CAN USE THIS SOFTWARE, so make sure you enter in the right one. If you are running the installer as an administrator and you don’t do so regularly, you’ll need to enter in your non-admin user here.

Select Windows User

You’ll be asked to confirm whether the information is correct.  If it is, click Confirm.  If not, click Back and fix it.

Confirm Selections

Activation will then be complete and you can use MATLAB.


Macs

 To download the installer, visit the MathWorks Portal page at https://www.mathworks.com/academia/tah-portal/christopher-newport-university-40584904.html

Getting MATLAB

Click on Get Started Now under Download MATLAB.

MATLAB Installer Link

Next, it will ask you to log in to MathWorks. If you don’t have an account associated with your CNU e-mail address, you’ll need to create one.  To do so, click Create Account.

Create MathWorks Account

You’ll have to give your e-mail address, as well as answer a couple of additional questions, including your planned use for the software and whether you’re older than 13 years old. Answer the questions and click Create.

MathWorks Account Creation

You’ll then receive a confirmation e-mail.  Give it a few minutes to send before clicking the “Send me the e-mail again” link or contacting MathWorks support.

When you receive the e-mail from service@mathworks.com, you can click the button to continue your registration.

MathWorks Verify Email

Once you do, you’ll be taken to a page to finish creating your profile.

Mathworks Finish Profile

Enter your name and pick a user ID.  Then choose a password for your account.  Your password needs to be at least 6 characters, contain both uppercase and lowercase letters and a number.  Then add your role and department and click Create.

When you do, you’ll see the License Center and a message with your license number.  Click the Download Installer button.

Download Installer

You can then select the release that you want to download.  Unless you have a compelling reason to download an earlier one, choose the latest one that’s pre-selected.

Select Release

Next, you’re asked which system you’d like to download the installer for. Choose the appropriate one for your operating system.

Choose System For Installer

Installing on a Mac

Once you download the software, you’ll need to open the zip file. It will then appear as a .dmg file.  Double-click that file to open it.

Select DMG File

The disk image will open.  Hold Control and click the installer icon.  Then choose Open.

Open File

You’ll get a warning that the file was downloaded from the Internet.  Click Open to continue.

File Warning Window

You may be prompted to enter an administrator’s username and password.  Do so to continue.

The installer will then launch.  Choose “Log in with a MathWorks Account” and click Next.

Mathworks Login

Next, you’ll be prompted to accept the terms of the license agreement.  Choose Yes and click Next.

License Agreement

On the next screen, you’ll need to enter the e-mail address and password you used to create your MathWorks account. Then, click next.

Mathworks Login Confirmation

You’ll be asked to select a license.  One should be pre-filled for you.  All you should need to do is click Next.

Select License

You’ll be asked to pick a destination folder.  Just click Next.

Select Destination Folder

Next, you’re asked to select the products that you’d like to install.  They’re all selected by default, but if you know you won’t need some of them, you can uncheck them to save download time and disk space.  When you’re happy with what you’re installing, you can click Next.

Select Installed Products

If you try to select an invalid configuration, you will get instructions on how to fix it.  Click Yes, and make the necessary corrections on the selection screen.

You’ll then be able to choose whether you want to send usage data to MathWorks.  Do so and click Next twice.

Send Usage Data

The install will then start.  After it completes, you’ll have to activate your license.  Click Next to begin.

License Activation Start

The activation will begin.  Next, a screen will come up that asks for the windows user who is able to use the software.  ONLY ONE USER CAN USE THIS SOFTWARE, so make sure you enter in the right one. If you are running the installer as an administrator and you don’t do so regularly, you’ll need to enter in your non-admin user here.

Select License User

You’ll be asked to confirm whether the information is correct.  If it is, click Confirm.  If not, click Back and fix it.

Confirm License User

Activation will then be complete and you can use MATLAB.

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