Carnegie Mellon University

Install MATLAB | Mac

Follow the appropriate steps based on your license file.

  1. Download the Mac installer file and the standard license file.
  2. Unzip the installer and license files.
  3. Double-click InstallForMacOSX or install in the files extracted from the software package.
  4. Select Use a File Installation Key.
  5. Accept the license agreement.
  6. Select I have the File Installation Key for my license.
  7. Open the file (MATLAB_<version>_Key_Standard.txt) from the extracted license file and locate the Installation Key.
  8. Copy and paste the Installation Key into the installer field.
  9. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  10. When prompted to identify the license file, browse to and select license.dat from the extracted license files.
  11. After installation is complete, launch the application and connect to the server.
  1. Download the Mac installer file and the standalone edition license file.
  2. Unzip the installer and license files.
  3. Double-click InstallForMacOSX or install in the files extracted from the software package.
  4. Select Use a File Installation Key.
  5. Accept the license agreement.
  6. Select I have the File Installation Key for my license.
  7. Open the licensing file that was downloaded (MATLAB_<version>_Licensing_Standalone.txt) and locate the Installation Key.
  8. Copy and paste the Installation Key into the installer field.
  9. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  10. Select Activate using the Internet when prompted to activate the license.
  11. Log into your Mathworks account. If you do not have an account, create one. Use your Andrew, SCS or ECE email and create a password. IMPORTANT: Do not use your Andrew password.
  12. Select the Standalone license on the License Selection Screen, then click Next. If you do not see this, go to the next step.
  13. If you were unable to select the license in the previous step, select Enter an Activation Key. Locate the Activation Key file in the file MATLAB_<version>_Licensing_Standalone.txt.
  14. Follow the onscreen instructions.