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MATLAB is the high-level language and interactive environment used by millions of engineers and scientists worldwide. It is used for machine learning, signal processing, image processing, computer vision, communications, computational finance, control design, robotics, and much more.

All faculty, staff, and students are eligible to download and install these products on their university computers as well as their personally-owned computers. It is also available on Athena workstations. Add-on products available include:

  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Multibody
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox

Key Features

  • Built-in graphics make it easy to visualize and gain insights from data.
  • A vast library of prebuilt toolboxes lets you get started with algorithms essential to your domain.
  • Scale up to clusters and clouds.
  • MATLAB code can be integrated with other languages, enabling you to deploy algorithms and applications within web, enterprise, and production systems.

How to Obtain

Visit the MIT MATLAB Software Page for full information on licensing and acquiring the software through MIT.

Commercial use of MathWorks products is not covered by our Campus-Wide License, so if you are using a commercial license, please continue to do so.

Software Download for Windows, MacOS or UNIX

Touchstone authentication is required to determine your eligibility as an MIT student, faculty or staff member. You still must register for a MATLAB account in order to access and manage MATLAB.

  1. Visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Campus Portal to download the software.
  2. Under the Get MATLAB section, click Sign in to get started.
  3. You will be asked to create a MathWorks Account. Once you do that, you will be associated to our MATLAB license and will be able to:
    • Download and activate software on your personal computer
    • Start using MATLAB Online from a web browser

On Athena

MATLAB is available to all MIT Kerberos account holders via Athena.

How to Use

MATLAB's Onramp training modules are two-hour self-paced course to help new users come up to speed on the basics of using MATLAB and Simulink products.

Troubleshooting and FAQ's

Have Questions or Still Need Help?

IS&T and MATLAB can not assist you with your problem sets or research, only issues related to licensing, installing and running the software.

Additional escalation information for Help Staff can be found here:
  • [hd:MATLAB Recon]

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July 29, 2021

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