San Diego State University

Matlab R2014b Download


Matlab is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation.

You may copy the Matlab ISO to your blank exFAT formatted USB drive (8 GB or larger required) at the SCC Help Desk, or you may download the ISO, on campus only, from the following:   Windows ISO or Mac ISO or Linux ISO

Incomplete ISOs will fail to install. Verify the MD5 checksum before installing:
  • Windows ISO MD5 checksum dbb768096df4f7a206d08f728dd445dc
  • Mac ISO MD5 checksum        82a1d9143af1d15e9429439f4575ddac
  • Linux ISO MD5 checksum      7b784815200b1202255a81cce0020d7f


  • Matlab 2014b Supported Platform Changes
    • drops support for 32-bit Linux
    • drops support for Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • Matlab network licensing requires TCP ports 1701 and 31701 be open.
  • Faculty and Staff should see their departments IT Lead for licensing.


  • After submitting your RedID, save the license.lic file noting the location. Save the File Installation Key, as it is required to start the installation.
  • Mount the ISO.
  • Run the setup program in the ISO.
  • Check Install without using the Internet.
  • Check I have the File Installation Key for my license, enter the File Installation Key.
  • Choose Typical for the installation type
  • Provide the location of the license.lic file on your computer when asked.
  • Confirm the settings, and Matlab installs.
The Matlab installation requires a Network License file and the File Installation Key. SDSU students enter your RedID to download here:  

How to mount the Matlab ISO

  • Mac users can use the Disk Utility GUI to mount the ISO:

    Using Disk Utility to mount an ISO

  • Windows users can install the freeware package Virtual Clone Drive to mount the ISO. Run SetupVirtualCloneDrive.exe   No reboot is needed after installing.

    Virtual Clone Drive then allows you to mount the ISO by right clicking on it and selecting Mount.

    Mount/Unmount menu after installing VirtualCloneDrive