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:


From now until August 31 2020, Purdue researchers may use MATLAB online at:
You need to create a account using your email address to access it.  This temporary license may be used by both classwork as well as academic research.

Faculty and Staff with NO student status (not even taking classes):

MATLAB can be used for teaching and non-commercial research purposes.  A computer also must be connected to Purdue’s network on campus or via the University’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) off campus to use MATLAB. This can be installed on Purdue-owned as well as Peronally owned computers.


If you are a student and want a low cost license for MATLAB for installation of your personally owned device, you can buy the student edition for $99, good for the remainder of your time at Purdue. Purdue's MATLAB license is available for student use only on University-owned computers.

The Student Edition Matlab and Simulink Student Suite includes the following:
Includes MATLAB, Simulink, Control System Toolbox, Curve Fitting Toolbox, DSP System Toolbox, Image Processing Toolbox, Instrument
Control Toolbox, Optimization Toolbox, Parallel Computing Toolbox, Signal Processing Toolbox, Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox,
Symbolic Math Toolbox

For more information, visit

Direct link to purchase page:

For detailed information on Purdue’s MATLAB license terms and support, visit


Contact ECN to have MATLAB installed or upgraded on your ECN-supported computer.

MATLAB is also available through ITaP Software Distribution on Purdue's CommunityHub (in the computational software section.)  Software Licensing and Distribution provides services associated with the establishment and retention of software agreements between Purdue University and software vendors, and the distribution of the resulting licensed software under the terms of these agreements.

The ITaP Customer Service Center offers limited support covering issues with installation.  Please call 765-49-44000 or e-mail with a description of the problem, the steps during installation where the problem occurred, the exact text of any messages, and if possible, screenshots illustrating the installation issue. 


A complete list of  toolboxes are described at the MathWorks website:

The Purdue MATLAB license provides access to a comprehensive set of toolboxes. A summary of these toolboxes are at

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 for pricing and other information.

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