MATLAB 2024a Installation and Activation Guide

MATLAB is a proprietary multi-paradigm programming language and numeric computing environment. It allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs in other languages.

MATLAB is available at no charge for UNLV Faculty, Staff and Students. The UNLV license currently expires 7/31/2024.

Before you begin

System Requirements

To install MATLAB, you will need:

  • A device meeting MATLAB system requirements
  • An active UNLV MathWorks account
  • An Internet connection to download and activate MATLAB

Download MATLAB 2024a from MathWorks

Register for an account

Before you can download MATLAB, you will need to self-register for a license by creating a MathWorks account using your UNLV email address.

Download MATLAB

  1. Login to the MathWorks website. Select Sign in to get started.
  2. In the License Center, select Get Started.

Screenshot of MathWorks license center with "Get Started" button highligthed

  1. In the MATLAB Dashboard, select Install MATLAB.

Screenshot of MATLAB dashboard with "Install MATLAB" button highlighted

  1. At Downloads, select R2024a from Select Release. Then select Download

The installer files should now download to your local computer.

Install MATLAB 2024a

Once the installer files have been downloaded, install MATLAB. The process is the same for Windows and macOS.

  1. Launch the installer for MATLAB 2024a. The setup will start to load.
  2. Once the main setup screen appears, type in your UNLV MathWorks email address, then select Next.
  3. Type in your UNLV MathWorks password, then select Sign In.
  4. On the License Agreement screen, select Yes, then select Next.
  5. On the Select License screen, select License 40902587, then select Next.

  1. On the Select Destination Folder screen, click Next. You can leave the destination as the default.
  2. On the Select Products screen, check the box for each product you would like to install, then select Next.
  3. On the Select Options screen, enable Add shortcut to desktop and disable Improve MATLAB by sending user experience information to MathWorks. Then select Next.
  4. On the Confirm Selections screen, select Begin Install.
  5. Once the installation is complete, select Close.

MATLAB is now installed.

Activate MATLAB 2024a

  1. Launch MATLAB 2024a.
  2. A MathWorks Sign In window will appear. Type in your UNLV MathWorks email address, then select Next.

  1. Type in your UNLV MathWorks password, then select Sign In.

MATLAB is now activated.

Need Additional Help?

Users may contact MathWorks Support for assistance with MATLAB including account registration, license activation, and installation issues. For additional information, you can also contact the IT Help Desk.

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