Matlab License and Install, Updating a License

To download, install and license Matlab (updating, see below): 

Create a Mathworks Account at  Click on Create Account at the bottom of the login page.  Use your Dartmouth email address.  Log In in the upper right corner of the page. 

Next, associate your account with Dartmouth's site license.  See for details 

Back at the Mathworks web page, click on the account icon in the top right hand corner of the web page and select My Account, and click the link to associate to a license.  

Next, download the software by navigating to 

Run the installer, select an installation to log in with your Mathworks account and accept the license agreement. 

Next, select the Install option.  Select either the Campus or Student license and specify the installation folder. 

On the Product Selection screen, install Matlab choose the software you need.  Depending on the software selections, Matlab installation may require as much as 30 GB of space.  If you are a student in a class using Matlab, you could ask your professor which toolboxes are necessary. Some commonly used toolboxes include: Curve Fitting, Image Processing, Optimization, Parallel Computing, Statistics and Machine Learning. If you are in doubt about which toolboxes to install, you can install just Matlab and rerun the installer at a later time to install additional toolboxes.

When the installation is completed, the Matlab software will be activated. You have a stand-alone license so that you can run Matlab without being connected to the internet. The license will expire each year on June 30th and you will need to reactivate it after Dartmouth renews its site license each June. 

Updating a license: 

Open Matlab, and click the "Home" tab at the top of the application.  On the "Home" tab, click the "Help" button with the question mark icon on it at the top right of the Matlab window.  From the menu that drops down, go to Licensing->Update Current Licenses.  You must be connected to the Internet in order to update the license.

When the Mathworks License Update window comes up, select the license that is listed.  After selecting the license, click on the Update button and confirm that you want to update the license. You will see an Update Complete window and then click the Ok button. 

If no license numbers are listed, see and for more information.



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