Install Matlab in Ubuntu

  1. Download Matlab without JRE.
  2. Unzip MATLAB_R*_installer.zip, e.g.: unzip matlab_R2011a_glnxa64_installer.zip
  3. Run sudo ./install.
  4. Do not activate, you’re in superuser mode!
  5. If the link is not created (on 2011-05-16 it didn’t create it though, according to this, it should have), create it yourself: sudo ln -s /usr/local/MATLAB/R2011a/bin/matlab /usr/local/bin/matlab (correct for your Matlab version)
  6. Matlab can be run from the terminal: matlab or from GNOME (Alt+F2): setsid matlab -desktop.
  7. If you like, get icon: sudo wget http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Matlab_Logo.png -O /usr/share/icons/matlab.png. An SVG icon is available heresudo wget http://6052500606069965693-a-1802744773732722657-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/maltekoester/matlab_logo.svg -O /usr/share/icons/matlab.svg. This icon is used, e.g. in the Run Application dialogue (Alt+F2).
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