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MacOS Sierra (10.12), the newest version of the Macintosh Operating system, is not fully compatible with MATLAB.  MacOS Serra introduced changes that have impacted some of Matlab's localization functions, affecting serval non-United States language and region configurations. MathWorks strongely recommends that Matlab users do not upgrade to MacOS 10.12 if they use non-US regional and language configurations, and only install Matlab on Macs with OS X 10.11 or lower to prevent possible character data corruption and user interface errors.


MathWorks MATLAB is an integrated development environment and computer language that enables users to perform computationally intensive tasks.  The software is used for numerical computation tasks, visualization, and mathematical programming.

For more details, see http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab.

In addition to MATLAB and Simulink, licenses for several MATLAB Toolboxes have been purchased and may be available for use.  The number of Toolbox licenses available on the server at any one time varies.  Some products have an extremely limited number available for use.



The West Lafayette, Calumet, and North Central campuses are covered under this agreement.  For Purdue-related instructional and research activities.  Installation is approved for Purdue owned and personally owned computers of Purdue faculty and staff that are not classified in any way as a student.

Current Distributed Version: 2016a

This software is not available to students.



Purdue has a limited number of licenses for concurrent network-licensed use of MATLAB.  For teaching and non-commercial research use only.  Versions are available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix (including Linux) to those eligible. This software must be fully uninstalled from personally owned equipment when association with the University ends or status change results in ineligibility.  This agreement is currently funded by ITaP and ECN.
By the nature of our agreement with MathWorks, student use on personally owned machines is specifically prohibited and any student status disqualifies an individual from use of MATLAB under this agreement.  Students wishing to use MATLAB must use the product on Purdue owned machines or via ITaP's Software Remote service.


MATLAB is available for immediate download through ITaP Software Distribution on Purdue's CommunityHub in the Computational Software section.

A registration form and check-out of installation media is no longer required.



To use Matlab under this agreement, your computer must have a persistent connection to Purdue's network -- either directly or via VPN if off-campus.  MATLAB will timeout during use unless it can connect to the University MATLAB licesnese server.  Non-networked use of MATLAB is not available under this agreement.

For help setting up a VPN connection, please see:


ITaP Licensing offers limited support of this product, covering issues with software installation and licensing. Please send e-mail to itap@purdue.edu with details, including the exact text of any warnings received and the steps during installation or use where the issue arises.

For all other product support requests, please contact MathWorks directly at http://www.mathworks.com/support/.