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Thread: Problem installing Matlab - can't find executable

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    Problem installing Matlab - can't find executable

    So I was trying to install Matlab from the software centre, I've tried several times and it keeps stopping halfway and bringing up a window asking for the location of the Matlab executable file, which doesn't seem to be anywhere in my file system. Any ideas?

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    Re: Problem installing Matlab - can't find executable

    Check the troubleshooting section of this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MATLAB

    Hope that it helps

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    Re: Problem installing Matlab - can't find executable

    Ah, I see what the problem is now, basically the download from the software centre doesn't install Matlab, it just makes it run a little better on Ubuntu, also I'm a big numpty. Apologies.

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    Re: Problem installing Matlab - can't find executable

    I have the r2006a and at first I couldn´t install it, so i did some google research and I found that, in order to install Matlab, you have to disable the Aerio graphic mode to the classical windows mode, so we´ll be able to install the thing...

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    Re: Problem installing Matlab - can't find executable

    What you have to do is to use a MATLAB Unix version.
    Install it and run it by his BIN file.
    hope that helps

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    Re: Problem installing Matlab - can't find executable

    As @redeagleye says, you need the unix version.
    Once you mount the image or the cd, you only need to execute the install file.
    You will be prompted for a serial key, then it will install and after that you would need your license file (the path). After that you may have a minor problem at the start (an error message about desktop configuration if I recall correctly). This is due to a permission problem (the program can't write the configuration). Give 'w' permission to the folder and enjoy!
    Last edited by El Tito; November 18th, 2012 at 12:59 PM.

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    Re: Problem installing Matlab - can't find executable

    The problem with desktop config I mentioned above, is solved after and including version 2011a.

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