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Getting Started

Installation instructions: 

For Personal Devices:  

  1. Go to the MathWorks web site
  2. When you get to the MATLAB Portal select ‘Sign in to get started’ under the Get MATLAB and Simulink 
  3. Enter your OHIO ID credentials. 
  4. Select the download button for the current release.  
  5. Choose a supported platform and download the installer.
  6. Run the installer. 
  7. In the installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online prompts. 
  8. When prompted to do so, select the Academic – Total Headcount license labeled Individual. 
  9. Select the products you want to download. 
  10. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and select Next. Follow the prompts to activate. 

Note: Detailed installation instructions can be also found in the link below: How do I install MATLAB? 

For Managed Devices:  



  • Data Import and Analysis 
  • Graphics: Basics 
  • Graphics: Objects 
  • Installation and Licensing 
  • Language Fundamentals: Basics 
  • Language Fundamentals: Matrices and Arrays 
  • Language Fundamentals: Operators and Elementary Operations 
  • Mathematics 
  • Programming 

Resources, Tips, and Best Practices 

Help Center – MATLAB Documentation 

MATLAB Onramp: Get started quickly with the basics of MATLAB 

Deep Learning Onramp: Get started quickly using deep learning methods to perform image recognition. 

Why do I get "You are not permitted to use this license" when trying to access my University license?

Why do I receive "MathWorks Account Unavailable - Technical Issue" when trying to link or verify myself to a Campus Wide license using Identity Management?

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