I cant install Matlab in Ubuntu 14.04

Asked by Salman Faris on 2016-02-06

                            When I first tried to install Matlab through 'Ubuntu Software Centre' in my Ubuntu 14.04, a window appeared on the screen titled "Matlab Interface Configuration" and a field to type in path or some sort. I'm an Ubuntu fan but not much of a geek. And really in need of help in solving this one out.

Thanking you in advance.

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daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #1

Hi Salman. It seems, that You must have the installer e.g. DVD or by download [1]. If it is about DVD, for example, to start installer manually, You have to run "./install" command in a correct directory (on Linux). Also, please check this:

* http://thenameoffreedom.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-to-install-matlab-2012-on-ubuntu.html (probably most important)
* http://www.mathworks.com/help/install/ug/install-mathworks-software.html
* http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2237972 (see post #3 by briansfractal)

One more thing: maybe search for a Matlab alternative? The main thing is that Matlab is commercial, right? Here You will find some best available alternatives to Matlab for Ubuntu and Linux in generall:

* http://www.noobslab.com/2014/11/matlab-alternative-softwares-for.html

Good luck and best regards.
[1] https://www.mathworks.com/support/dws.html

Please read this:


Also please close the following thread, which is a duplicate of the current thread:


Salman Faris (salmanptni) said : #3

I'd like to express my heartily gratitude to Mr.Daniel as well as Mr.Mark for taking your time for answering my question and providing me with a solution. I've decided to stick with GNU Octave as it's almost similar to Matlab and that solves my trouble.

Thanking you