What is it? MATLAB and Simulink are computational software environments used to perform a variety of computational tasks such as in engineering, science, mathematics, statistics and finance. The UT system-wide Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license includes MATLAB, Simulink and more than 50 add-on products called Toolboxes (PDF). The Toolboxes are collections of functions for solving particular classes of problems, such as signal processing, image processing, control systems, curve fitting, etc. Simulink and the Toolboxes require MATLAB.
What can I use if for? Students, faculty, and staff can use MATLAB for university-related academic or administrative purposes. Use that benefits outside organizations requires the purchase of a commercial license.
Where can I run it? The MATLAB products are available at no additional charge to faculty, staff and students at UTK, UTSI, UTHSC and UTC for installation on university-owned and personally-owned Windows, Mac and Linux computers. The download and installation instructions are on the OIT software download site. For UTK, the MATLAB products are also available on OIT’s Apps@UT server, the Newton Linux Cluster and on the computers in the OIT public computer labs. There is no simultaneous user limit for the MATLAB products.
How can I learn it? For UTK, OIT offers MATLAB workshops each semester. You can also learn Matlab from Mathworks videos and webinars and Lynda.com from OIT online training library. Manuals for all products are online at Mathwork help site. MATLAB and Simulink tutorials are online at Mathworks support site.
Where can I get support? OIT offers Full Support for MATLAB. For assistance, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900. For free online and telephone support with the MathWorks Support team, or call 508-647-7000 from 8:30AM – 10:00PM EST, Monday – Friday.