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UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [Matlab Site License]

UBC Mathematics: MathNet FAQ [Matlab Site License]

Question: Do you have a site license for Matlab?
Author: Joseph Tam
Date: Mar 6, 2014

Eligibility and Access

As of Feb/2014, UBC IT will provide Matlab free of charge to any current University faculty, postdoctoral fellow, research associate or staff member. The license allows Matlab to be installed on any University owned workstation, or personal computer owned by a salaried member of UBC (workplace, home, or laptop).

Students are not eligible, unless it is to be installed on a computer owned by the University, or if they are being paid for research. Eligible members who leave the employ of the University must agree to remove Matlab from their personal computer when their appointment ends.

Access is authorized via a network license server specified by a license file that will be included with the installation media. Access to the license server must originate from the campus wired network, or using the UBC myVPN connection when using it from home or the campus wireless network. In particular, Matlab will not work where network access is not available. Under exceptional condition, UBC IT can issue a standalone license -- if you fall under this category, please contact the UBC IT Site License Manager using the information supplied in the following pages.

Documentation and References

Installation Media

Local IT administrators will be responsible for distribution.

The installation media (DVD ISO) can be signed out from the MathNet IT office. Please call ahead to reserve the installation media. Alternatively, the ISO image of the installation package can be downloaded. Contact information for the IT staff can be found on our directory page.