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Q: How do I install MATLAB?
A: Follow these steps to instal the MATLAB network client. To install a client of MATLAB, you will need the following items (obtained from Paul or Kengshi):
  • The File Installation Key (FIK)
  • The license.dat file appropriate for the geology license server.

Below are instructions for installing MATLAB on the Mac and Windows.

To install a MATLAB client on Mac OS X

  1. Be sure X11 is installed on your system before installing MATLAB

  2. Drag the MatLab_R201xx_64bit.zip file from the DVD to your Desktop (about 5 minutes).

  3. Unzip MatLab_R201xx_64bit.zip by double-clicking it

  4. Open the new folder

  5. Start the installer, InstallForMacOSX.app, choose the option to “Install without using the Internet” and click Next.

  6. Accept the terms of the license agreement, select Yes and click Next

  7. Select “I have the File Installation Key for my license” and enter in the FIK, click Next

  8. Select Typical

  9. Use the standard installation location [/Applications], click Continue

  10. When prompted enter the path or browse to the license file, click Next

  11. The installer will confirm your options and you can click Install to proceed.

To install a MATLAB client on Windows:

  1. Drag the network.lic license file, the 201xx File Installation Key.txt file, and the matlab_R201xx_win64.zip file from the DVD to your Desktop (about 5 minutes).

  2. Unzip matlab_R201xx_win64.zip by right-clicking it on your desktop and selecting Extract All…

  3. Save the new folder to your Desktop

  4. Open the new folder and double-click matlab_R201xx_win64_installer
    matlab_win64_installer_folder
  5. Allow the program matlab_R201xx_win64_installer to make changes to your computer
    matlab-win64-installer-allow-changes
  6. A series of files will be unpacked and the installer will start

  7. Select the option to “Install manually without using the Internet” and click Next.
    matlab-win64-installer-without-internet
  8. Accept the License Agreement by selecting Yes and click Next.

  9. Choose “I have the File Installation Key for my license”, double-click the File Installation Key.txt file to open it in Notepad, select the 40-digit key and paste it into the File Installation Key field. Click Next. You can close the Notepad window.

  10. Choose Typical, click Next, confirm the installation folder and click Next.

  11. After Installing, chose the option to “Activate manually without using the Internet” and click Next.

  12. When prompted enter the path or browse to the license file that you dragged to your Desktop, and click Next.

  13. The installer will confirm your options and you can click Install to proceed.

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