Since MATLAB is a licenced software, the licence.dat file may not be given access to everyone. Moreover, even if it were to be given, the licence.dat file will have the ip address of the licence server. And each time we run MATLAB, licence verification is needed.
Unless someone finds a crack for MATLAB licence, one maynot be able to use the software.
is a good alternative (it is free) and as powerful as MATLAB.
Also Octave which comes in RH distro CDs is also quite good.