Install Matlab Student in Ubuntu Linux

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This procedure works for Matlab (regular and student) on Ubuntu and similar Linux operating systems.

  1. Login to Mathworks, downloading the Matlab installer
  2. extract all files from this downloaded archive, and run

  3. install Symbolic Links when asked.

GUI is required for normal install

If installing Matlab remotely over SSH, you must any one of:

Otherwise, you’ll get


Error: Installation cannot proceed. You may either:

  1. Set an X11 display, and restart the install process
  2. Use the silent install feature by specifying the -mode silent option


  • Put links to Matlab in your menus



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