Matlab release 13, SP1 for Windows
It is not necessary to remove the existing setup for any earler version of
Matlab. More than one version can appear, for example, in your 'Programs'
Setting up a client PC
The Matlab installation is done through the Xweb interface to your local PC.
This procedure requires administrator privileges on your machine.
- Begin with the Xweb website: xweb.slac.stanford.edu
- Find the "Matlab 13SP1" entry on click on the "Install Now" button to the right.
- Once the Matlab installer appears, you are prompted to enter the so-called PLP number,
- Go through the next few menus in the obvious way.
- Soon there is a prompt window asking if you would like the installer
to check the MathWorks website for additional or updated products. You
can choose the option you like.
- In the "Product List" menu, in the first line:
1. Select directory where products will be installed -
Browse to the local directory where you would like Matlab to be installed.
Unfortuately, it is not possible to use the obvious location:
"C:\Program Files", because spaces in the path name are not allowed. This
is a bug apparently to be fixed soon by MathWorks.
- In the "Select install options" menu item 2, select the first option -
"Install products and documentation."
- In the "Select products and/or documentation" window, 4. everything should
be OK in the displayed list, so you can go ahead and click 'Next'.
- The next window prompts for the location of the license.dat file. Browse to
and select 'license.dat'.
- The install process should then commence.
About two thirds of the way through the installation, a popup window asks
whether you want certain file suffixes to be associated with Matlab. You can
select 'yes' or 'no' as you prefer. I myself select 'no'.
- Then you will be prompted, in the "Documentation Path" menu, to
"Enter the directory from which you will install the documentation".
The default displayed is the path to the CD1 you began with. This should
be replaced now with "CD_Doc", using the same path. The install process then
- The installation is complete at this point, and you can exit from the Xweb install
page as well.
- Although the install process does not prompt for the text to be provided
for the Programs Folder entry, the default turns out to be
"MATLAB 6.5.1", which refers to the version rather than the release number.
You can change this label to whatever you like by hand. It is placed typically
in your "All Users" Programs folder.
A desktop shortcut with the same name is also created.
- If not already done earlier:
Set up the reference to the license file
This completes the client PC installation process.
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Last updated: Feb. 16, 2000