MATLAB Setup

MATLAB is a computing language environment used by scientists and engineers for computation, data analysis and visualization. Students, faculty and staff can download and activate MATLAB free of charge by following the instructions below. Faculty members who need to do multiple installations for a lab can contact their department tech support.

For questions about MATLAB, contact John Chapman at jchapman@uark.edu.

Create a MathWorks Account

Before installing MATLAB, create your MathWorks account and activate your license. When prompted, enter your UARK email address and select either “Student use” or “Teaching or research in school,” as appropriate.

When prompted to enter the Activation Key or License Number field, enter the University of Arkansas activation key (login required to view key).

Download and Install MATLAB

MATLAB must be downloaded prior to installation (login required). 

Note: If prompted, click Yes in the Windows User Access Control window. It might be necessary to enter your computer's administrator password.
Note: If prompted, choose shortcut options.

Once the installation process is completed, you can open MATLAB from Start or Applications.

My Copy of MATLAB Is Not Activated

If you did not enter the MATLAB activation key when creating your MathWorks account, you can activate it now by doing the following:

  1. Log into mathworks.com/licensecenter with your MathWorks account information.
  2. Click Associate License in the top right.
  3. In the Activation Key or License Number field, enter the University of Arkansas activation key (login required to view key).
  4. Click Associate License.

Updated 08/07/2018


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