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MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a high-performance language for technical computing, including data analysis, exploration, and visualization. Can be integrated with Simulink, a graphical programming environment.

Getting started

  1. Go to
  2. Login with you MathWorks account. If you do not have an account, click "Create Account" and follow the prompts. Be sure to use your Fordham email address
  3. Once logged in, you'll be directed to a License Center page where you can click "Download Installer" to download and install Matlab


Everyone has access to MATLAB’s cloud-based tools for instruction.  





Access the above via the MathWorks/Fordham portal

Teaching with MATLAB help

Simulink is a graphical programming environment for modeling, simulating and analyzing multidomain dynamical systems. Its primary interface is a graphical block diagramming tool and a customizable set of block libraries. It offers tight integration with the rest of the MATLAB environment and can either drive MATLAB or be scripted from it.

Technical Requirements

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Operating Systems:
Windows 10 (version 1709 or higher)
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Minimum: Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor
Recommended: Any Intel or AMD x86-64 processor with four logical cores and AVX2 instruction set support
Minimum: 3 GB of HDD space for MATLAB only, 5-8 GB for a typical installation
Recommended: An SSD is recommended
A full installation of all MathWorks products may take up to 31 GB of disk space
Minimum: 4 GB
Recommended: 8 GB
For Polyspace, 4 GB per core is recommended
No specific graphics card is required.
Hardware accelerated graphics card supporting OpenGL 3.3 with 1GB GPU memory is recommended.


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