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Visit this link to find about minimum requirements for MATLAB installation in your machine.

Versions Available for TAMUQ users

  1. R2012a
  2. R2012b
  3. R2013a
  4. R2014a
  5. R2014b
  6. R2015a (Mac and Windows)
  7. R2016a (Windows and Linux)
  8. R2017a (Windows)
  9. R2018b (Windows)


  1. Navigate to "P:\Office of Research\Research Computing\RC\Matlab". If you are not able to see P: drive, contact IT helpdesk.
  2. In the appropriate folder (e.g. R2013b, R2012b, R2017a etc.) right-click on the "Setup" icon and click on “Run as administrator”.
  3. In the Mathworks Installer window, choose the “Install without using the Internet” / "Use a File Installation key" option. Click Next.
  4. Accept the license terms. Click Next.
  5. Select the “I have the File Installation Key…” option, then copy and paste the installation key (a long numerical string) from the appropriate file (e.g. InstallationKey2017a.txt) located under P:\Office of Research\Research Computing\RC\Matlab\R201*. (Replace * with release number you are installing). Click Next.
  1. Unless you know what you are doing, choose to do a “Typical” install. Click Next.
  2. Accept the default install folder location. Click Next. Allow the installer to create the folder if it doesn’t exist.
  3. When asked to provide a license file location, click the Browse button and navigate to the folder; P:\Office of Research\Research Computing\RC\Matlab; and select "License_for_Client_Computers.lic". Click Next. Make sure you are connected to the Staff network before proceeding with this step, or you are connected to the TAMUQ network over VPN if you are off-campus.
  4. Finally, click on the Install button to start the installation.