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Department of Computer Science and Technology


MATLAB is a commercial programming language and environment for numerical computations. Numeric arrays are its primary data type. MATLAB gives easy access to a wide range of efficient numeric algorithms, visualization techniques, and domain-specific extensions (toolboxes).

MATLAB may be of particular interest to students taking courses in numerical methods, digital signal processing, image processing, statistical methods and bioinformatics. A brief intoduction to MATLAB is given in the LaTeX and MATLAB course (Part II, Michaelmas term, open to all students).

Site licence

The University has a Total Academic Headcount site licence for MATLAB, Simulink (and various extensions), which is available to all registered students and staff. This license permits not only on-campus use, but also use on home and laptop computers privately owned by registered students or staff.

Installation instructions

Please visit the MATLAB access for everyone at the University of Cambridge MathWorks portal for local users, create an account with your email address and sign in to download your software.

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