Matlab Licensing Information
UCSB has a MathWorks Matlab TAH (Total Academic Headcount) license.
This license is available to all UCSB Faculty, Staff, and Students. Visitors or visiting researchers may access the software in a number of labs or on their hosting department's UC-owned computers. Only UCSB employes and students may download Matlab to their personal computers.
Please log in with your UCSB Email and password, to gain access to a Matlab license.
If you have any questions, please contact COSL.
To renew your license:
Do this before the license expires:
Open the MATLAB program, then Help->Licensing->Update Current License.
If you don’t update before your license expires, then you will need to use the Activation Key to update your license.
If you are installing a version prior to 2017, on a Mac, the path to the update tool is a little different:
On your Mac go to: /Applications/MATLAB_R2016b.app/Activate.app/Contents/MacOS/Activate, to active the new license online. You may need to adjust the path to the matlab version you use.
MacOS Sierra, released on September 20, 2016, introduced a compatibility issue with MATLAB. The issue is related to Language & Region preferences, and it may result in file corruption.
On October 6th, MathWorks applied a patch to MATLAB and MATLAB Runtime in the downloadable version of R2016b for Mac. No patch is required if you downloaded R2016b after October 6th.
Links to more information:
and System Requirements & Platform Availability by Product
Information on supported platform changes.
R2015b information for Matlab users
R2015b will be the last release of the 32-bit version of MATLAB for Windows. MathWorks releases subsequent to R2015b will not be available for the 32-bit Windows operating system. To use releases after R2015b, impacted users are advised to migrate to 64-bit Windows at this time. They can continue to use releases up through R2015b. MathWorks technical support engineers will continue to provide support for those releases on 32-bit Windows.
See the platform road map for the latest information on planned platform changes to MathWorks products.