San Diego State University

Matlab R2014a Download


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

The SCC Help Desk will copy the Matlab R2014a ISO to your blank NTFS formatted USB drive (8 GB or larger required), or you may download the ISO, on campus only, from the following:   Windows ISO or Mac and Linux ISO.

Make sure your ISO is complete! An incomplete ISO will not install.
Windows ISO size 7,732,948 KB   MD5 Hash dbb768096df4f7a206d08f728dd445dc
Mac ISO getinfo 7,724,967,936  MD5 Hash 99e95d976762a1edab9d083ea72debd3


  • MacOS Yosemite is not supported by Matlab R2014a
    • Mac Yosemite users must install Matlab R2014b
    • R2014b getinfo 6,823,452,672  MD5 6f4f1cd40fa68494f15b5113c15fe35b
  • Matlab 2014a Supported Platform Changes
    • drops support for 32-bit Linux
    • drops support for Snow Leopard (10.6)
    • drops support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Matlab 2012a ISO will install on Snow Leopard (10.6) or 32-bit Linux.
    • ISO size 5,327,192,064  MD5 Hash 9174b27024488f97f62409f87e641058
  • 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