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Old 02-17-2007, 07:44 AM   #1
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Installing matlab


I just installed fedora. How can I install matlab??? Why it doesn't work when clicking on the install icon in matlab cd?? That's how it would work if use windows.
And yes. I am root....

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Old 02-17-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:04 AM   #3
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I am new too. How do I install software using fedora??

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You need to start a new thread when you have a question.

Have you tried the package manager?--somewhere in your menus will be something that says "install SW", "install programs", etc.
 
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Old 02-17-2007, 03:01 PM   #5
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I'm assuming the cd is for the windows version of matlab, which most likely won't work with linux. There's a version for linux but I'd be surprised if the same cd installs both versions. Or you can try alternatives that do similar things. I've recently installed octave which I've heard good things about but haven't had a chance to play with much yet.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
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Or you can try alternatives that do similar things. I've recently installed octave which I've heard good things about but haven't had a chance to play with much yet.
There are no alternatives to MATLAB that do the same thing.

MATLAB and Octave both use basically the same language, but MATLAB is a well featured graphical IDE whereas Octave is purely a command line based interpreter. They do not do the same thing.
 
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You need to start a new thread when you have a question.

Have you tried the package manager?--somewhere in your menus will be something that says "install SW", "install programs", etc.

Sorry,

package manager?? what is this?? I am trying to install matlab. I only know how to install on windows. how different is it?? and why it keeps on asking me my password??
 
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play_play, I have split your posts off into their own thread.
 
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package manager?? what is this?? I am trying to install matlab. I only know how to install on windows. how different is it?? and why it keeps on asking me my password??
Did you look in your menus for something like install SW or install applications? Whatever it is called, that is your package manager.

Matlab is a commercial package and will not be accessible with the package manager. Do you already have the matlab program? Does it have any install instructions?

Linux is different....

WHAT keeps asking your password??
 
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I have a dvd which contains 3 iso cds. it seems fedora has a build in mount software. i copied the dvd to my hard drive and I can open the cds like regular filles. I see the install icon on cd1 and I click on it..... nothing hapens. I point to it using screen and t replies I have no permission (yes! I am root and don't ask how I did it because I don't remember). what is wrong?? I haven't activate SElinux.
 
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:14 AM   #12
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To clarify some points:

1) Matlab usually ships with two different flavours: Windows installation and Unix/Linux/Mac installation CDs. But you can not use the same CDs you used for Windows, because the installation executables are really different.

2) When you insert the CDs usually they are automatically mounted, but often the executable permission is not set. First you have to umount the CD and re-mount, e.g.
Code:
umount /media/MathWorks_2006b1
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
3) You cannot execute the install program directly from CD: first you have to create the installation directory, copy the license file into it and then launch the install from the command line, e.g.
Code:
mkdir /usr/local/matlab73
cd /usr/local/matlab73
cp -p /some/dir/license.dat .
/mnt/install
The code above suppose you have re-mounted the CD in /mnt, as explained in point 2).

4) If you have an available internet connection during the installation, I suggest to follow the very detailed instructions on the online manual here.

5) Good luck!

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Old 02-19-2007, 11:20 AM   #13
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Thanks.... I will try
 
  


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