San Diego State University

Matlab R2015a Download


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

Matlab ISOs may only be downloaded on campus: You should verify the MD5 checksum before installing.

The Matlab ISO may also be downloaded to a exFAT formatted USB drive (8 GB of free space needed) using any computer in the 24/7 Study Area.


  • Matlab 2015a Supported Platform Changes
    • drops support for Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8)
    • drops support for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
  • 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