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MATLAB and Simulink by MathWorks, Inc.

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 most of the toolboxes listed on the company product page. 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 it for? Enrolled students, faculty, and staff can use MATLAB for university-related teaching and academic research purposes. MATLAB may not be used for commercial research and is not available to to visiting scholars, consultants, or contractors.  Use that benefits outside organizations requires the purchase of a commercial license. Commercial use of any MATLAB product is prohibited under the terms of the site license agreement. Those downloading software agree to permitted uses put forth in the site license agreement.

Where can I run it? The MATLAB products are available at no additional charge to faculty, staff and students at UTK, 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. You can run MATLAB online which allows you access MATLAB from any web browser, and includes use of MATLAB drive. For UTK, MATLAB is also available on OIT’s Apps@UT server, and on the computers in the OIT public computer labs. There is no simultaneous user limit for its use. People with extreme computational requirements can also run MATLAB batch jobs on ISAAC.

How can I learn it? For UTK, MATLAB workshops can be accessed in Linkedin Learning. There are also many useful educational resources at the Mathworks Web Portal. Faculty can use Teaching with MATLAB Onramp to get up to speed on using MATLAB online resources.

Where can I get support? OIT offers Full Support to University of Tennessee, Knoxville-area students, faculty, and staff 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 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM EST, Monday – Friday.

Updated 02/01/2023