Matlab on Linux

Mario Lang mlang at
Tue Apr 13 09:44:11 UTC 2004


At work we do have Matlab in use on several different platforms,
including Linux.  I do know for sure that there is a Linux
version of Matlab (just recently installed that on our Beowulf
Cluster), and it does have a command-line driven interface.
However, I don't know any details about the language in use
to "program" Matlab, so I can not really say if you will
be able to do everything that is allowed by the Graphical Interface.
However, I guess, if you are good at matlab coding, you probably can.

Just to give you an example, here is how Matlab starts:

ctrl:~% /master/software/matlab/bin/matlab

                              < M A T L A B >
                  Copyright 1984-2002 The MathWorks, Inc.
                      Version Release 13
                                Jun 18 2002

  To get started, type one of these: helpwin, helpdesk, or demo.
  For product information, visit

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>> quit

I don't know anything about single user license pricing, but
I am afraid it is probably going to be a bit more expensive then the usual
non-free software.

"John J. Boyer" <director at> writes:

> I understand that there is a version of Matlab for Linux. Is anyone here 
> using it? Can it be used from the command line or in interactive console 
> mode? What is the cost?
> Thanks,
> -- 
> John J. Boyer; Executive Director, Chief Software Developer
> Computers to Help People, Inc.
> 825 East Johnson; Madison, WI 53703
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