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Economics IT

 

Matlab

 

Obtaining a Matlab License

1. Go to https://www.mathworks.com/academia/tah-portal/the-university-of-cambridge-666637.html  and click on "Get started today" under "Download Matlab".

2. Login or register an account using your @cam.ac.uk email address.

3. Once you get back confirmation of the account and can login, click on your name in the top right hand corner and pick "Associate License" from the menu.

4. Paste in the activation key:    99796-08779-15043-13556-47213

5. You should then be able to go to https://uk.mathworks.com/downloads/web_downloads/select_release and download an installer.

6. Run the installer, you will be asked for your user account details to verify the licence.

7. At install it will ask you which toolboxes you wish to install.  Most of these aren't relevant to Economics and will take up your hard disk space and take time to download. It is advised you to install only the basics and add others later if you need them.

 

Toolboxes

To install additional toolboxes to Matlab, go to the 'Apps' tab on the Matlab page then click on 'Get Apps'. This will take you into an app store type page.
If the University site license covers a toolbox it will say 'Login to install'

The University has licenses for all of the official Mathworks toolboxes.

Licence Renewal

On a yearly basis you will need to renew your Matlab license. To do so, open Matlab and to to Help > Licensing > Renew License.