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MATLAB Licensing

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MATLAB is a numerical computing environment and programming language. We currently two licenses, both with the same set of 49 additional extensions and toolboxes. MATLAB licensing is fee-based.

Academic licensing for staff and faculty

  • Academic licensing must be paid for by Cornell departmental funds.
  • Installation onto Cornell-owned equipment only.
  • Home Use licensing available at no extra cost.

Student licensing for currently registered students at Cornell University, for installation onto student-owned equipment only, is available at no cost.

Components

Cornell is happy to announce that our license for MATLAB now includes the full suite of MATLAB and Simulink products.

MATLAB: Full Suite

  • Simulink
  • Aerospace Blockset
  • Aerospace Toolbox
  • Antenna Toolbox
  • Audio System Toolbox
  • Automated Driving System Toolbox
  • Bioinfomatics Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve-Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Database Toolbox
  • Datafeed Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Econometrics Toolbox
  • Embedded Coder
  • Filter Design HDL Coder
  • Financial Instruments Toolbox
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed-Point Toolbox
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Global Optimization Toolbox
  • HDL Coder
  • HDL Verifier
  • Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • LTE Systems Toolbox
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • MATLAB Compiler SDK
  • MATLAB Report Generator
  • Model Predictive Control Toolbox
  • Model-Based Calibration Toolbox
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • OPC Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Phased Array System Toolbox
  • Polyspace Bug Finder
  • Polyspace Code Prover
  • Powertrain Blockset
  • RF Blockset
  • RF Toolbox
  • Risk Management Toolbox
  • Robotics System Toolbox
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimBiology
  • SimEvents
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Driveline
  • Simscape Electronics
  • Simscape Fluids
  • Simscape Multibody
  • Simscape Power Systems
  • Simulink 3D Animation
  • Simulink Code Inspector
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink Design Optimization
  • Simulink Design Verifier
  • Simulink Desktop Real-Time
  • Simulink PLC Coder
  • Simulink Real-Time
  • Simulink Report Generator
  • Simulink Test
  • Simulink Verification and Validation
  • Spreadsheet Link
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Trading Toolbox
  • Vehicle Network Toolbox
  • Vision HDL Toolbox
  • WLAN System Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox

Purchase a License

Institutional Volume License (Faculty, Staff, and Students)

The MATLAB 2018-19 volume license runs through July 31, 2019. Please note that the end date is the same regardless of the date of purchase.

If you did not pre-order your MATLAB license during our license assessment survey in July, please order your license by visiting the Cornell Software Licensing page. Click MATLAB in the left sidebar..

Licensing Options

Staff & Faculty Licenses

Your MATLAB volume license allows you to install in either a single-user or a network license configuration.  Please note that you need to purchase multiple licenses to take full advantage of the network option.

A single-user license allows installation onto one Cornell-owned computer. If you have been assigned a laptop computer for travel, you may also install MATLAB onto that machine under your single-user license. 

Home use: In addition, your MATLAB license allows home use at no additional charge: you may install MATLAB onto your personally-owned equipment under your single-user license. You may not run MATLAB on multiple machines at the same time under one single-user license.

A network license entitles you to install MATLAB on multiple machines on the same subnet, with one designated as a MATLAB license server.  You can then use a MATLAB simultaneously on a number of machines equal to the number of licenses that you purchased.

Student Licenses

MATLAB student licenses are available at no cost to all registered full-time and part-time students at Cornell University and the Weill Cornell Medical College. Installation is authorized for a single computer that is the personal property of the student. Student licenses may NOT be installed onto any Cornell-owned computer.

Download

Recommended: Download Directly from MathWorks

We recommend downloading MATLAB directly from the vendor. You may obtain any supported version of MATLAB from Mathworks.

Download from Cornell's Servers 

As an alternative to downloading directly from MathWorks, you may instead download disk images of the MATLAB installers from Cornell University's software download server. These installers are ISO files, which is an industry-standard disk image format. For more information about how to work with ISO files, please see our How to Use ISO Files online guide. 

Earlier Versions

We have ISO disk images of many earlier releases of MATLAB available to current license holders upon request. Contact us if you need an earlier version.

Installation

How to...

System Requirements for MATLAB 2018a

Windows

Supported Windows versions

Desktop Editions

  • Windows 10, 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1, 64-bit
  • Windows 8, 64-bit
  • Windows 7 w/ Service Pack 1, 64-bit

Server Editions

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012

Processor 

  • Minimum: Any Intel or AMD x86 64-bit processor
  • Recommended: Any Intel or AMD x86 64-bit processor with four logical cores and AVX2 instruction set support

Disk Space 

  • Minimum 2 GB for MATLAB only, with no add-ons 
  • 6 GB or more recommended for typical installation.

Memory (RAM) 

  • 4 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • With Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended.

Macintosh

Supported Mac OS versions

  • macOS 10.13 ("High Sierra")
  • macOS 10.12 ("Sierra")
  • Mac OS X 10.11 ("El Capitan")

Processor 

  • Minimum: Any Intel or AMD x86 64-bit processor
  • Recommended: Any Intel or AMD x86 64-bit processor with four logical cores and AVX2 instruction set support

Disk Space 

  • Minimum 2 GB for MATLAB only, with no add-ons 
  • 6 GB or more recommended for typical installation.

Memory (RAM) 

  • 4 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • With Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended.

Linux

Qualified Linux distributions

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Debian 9
  • Debian 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (minimum 6.7)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 (minimum SP2)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (minimum SP2)

Processor 

  • Minimum: Any Intel or AMD x86 64-bit processor
  • Recommended: Any Intel or AMD x86 64-bit processor with four logical cores and AVX2 instruction set support

Disk Space 

  • Minimum 2 GB for MATLAB only, with no add-ons 
  • 6 GB or more recommended for typical installation.

Memory (RAM) 

  • 4 GB minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • With Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended.

Support

For support, contact Mathworks.

Technical Support

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
508-647-7000, press 5

Customer Support

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
508-647-7000, press 4

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