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MATLAB R2020a Installation Issues - See information below (March 31, 2020)

We are aware of a bug that users are experiencing when attempting to install MATLAB version R2020a. There is a workaround for this issue, and the Office of Software Licensing can help you with installation. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance. For more information about the latest release, see R2020a at a Glance.

MATLAB Work-from-Home Solutions (March 17, 2020)

In addition to the free MATLAB home-use licenses available to current MATLAB license holders, all users have free access to the cloud-based tools for instruction: MATLAB Online, MATLAB Grader, and Onramp tutorials. All of these can be accessed via your MathWorks account: https://www.mathworks.com/login

MATLAB Online: Access MATLAB Online via any web browser. Includes the use of MATLAB Drive.

MATLAB Grader: Use existing problem sets or create your own for student assignments. Autograding and immediate feedback to learners. Already integrated with you LMS. Please contact the OSL office to request access to the problem set library.

Hands-on Onramp tutorials: MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. The Teaching with MATLAB Onramp should be particularly helpful for faculty members unfamiliar with MATLAB Online to help get them get up to speed on these resources.

Live Editor – a notebook interface within MATLAB - can be used to create and share engaging lecture material that combines explanatory text, mathematical equations, code, and results.

MathWorks News & Notes 2019 (October 29, 2019)

Highlights include:

Detecting Oversteering in BMW Automobiles with Machine Learning
Helping Students to Work and Think Like Engineers
Cleve's Corner: GPU Enables Obsession with Fractals
Range-Gated Imaging for an Underwater 3D Camera

MATLAB R2019b is available now! (September 2019) See the release highlights and videos and release notes for more information.