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MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages.




Follow these steps if you are an academic user.  Include the commands in your job script or type them after starting an interactive session. If you are not an academic user send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss how you can get access to MATLAB at the PSC.

Load the MATLAB module

To load the default MATLAB module

module load matlab

(Optional) To see which versions of MATLAB are available

module avail matlab

(Optional) To load a non-default version, if more than one is available, use its full name, e.g.,

module load matlab/R2015a


You can run your MATLAB job on as many cores as the node has on which you are running. Use a command like

matlab -options   < input-file  > output-file

(Optional) See what toolkits are available

Once you have started MATLAB, typing


lists all the installed toolkits.  PSC has the PCT toolkit, which is how you can run parallel MATLAB jobs. This command also gives information on your license number, operating system, Java version, etc., which may be useful in diagnosing problems.