MATLAB Licensing & Toolboxes

MATLAB from MathWorks is a versatile platform and programming language for solving engineering and scientific problems with built-in graphics capabilities to visualize and gain insights from data and a large library of prebuilt toolboxes and algorithms for a variety of domains. It is used for machine learning, signal processing, image processing, computer vision, communications, computational finance, control design, robotics, and more.

For a detailed description of MATLAB, see the MathWorks website:


The current license provides unlimited access to all MathWorks products.  Purdue's license expires Oct 31st, 2021. Renewal is dependent upon acquiring the appropriate funding sources, so it may return to the more limited licensing model later.

Preferred method: Use MATLAB online at:
You need to create a account using your email address to access it.  This license may be used for both classwork as well as academic research.

Local installation:

Go to the link above, set up a Mathworks account with your email, and download and install the software.

If you have already installed the temporary license, update your license by going to "Help -> Licensing -> Update Current Licenses"  A full install requires about 30 GB of disk space.


A complete list of  toolboxes are described at the MathWorks website: - All toolboxes are included with the current license.

The specific toolboxes available varies between MATLAB versions.  You can get a list of installed toolboxes by running the "ver" command in MATLAB (at the >> prompt.)

If you need a specific toolbox that is not available, contact ECN

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