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Finding Data & Statistics: MATLAB



MATLAB is a numerical computing environment useful for more advanced statistical analysis. However, it is not a drag-from-menu-bar application, so you need to learn the MATLAB programming language. MATLAB is more used in field of science and engineering, however, the statistics toolbox and econometrics toolbox are very powerful for social science data analysis as well.

Where to Find MATLAB?

MATLAB is installed on on the computers in the East Wing of Geisel Library and in some ETS labs

MATLAB access

MATLAB for University of California San Diego

UCSD has a Campus-Wide License for MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products. Faculty, researchers, and students may use these products for teaching, research, and learning. The license allows individuals to install the products on university-owned equipment, as well as personally- owned computers.

About MATLAB and Simulink

MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. MathWorks produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.  Learn more about projects and innovations that used MATLAB and Simulink.

Obtaining MATLAB Software

  1. Go to UCSD’s MATLAB Portal

  2. Click “Sign in to get started” 

  3. You will be asked to create a MathWorks Account.  Once you do, you will be linked to our MATLAB license and will be able to:

    • Download and activate software on your personal computer

    • Start using MATLAB Online from a web browser

    • Access online training for a variety of topics

Need Assistance?

Contact MathWorks Installation Support

Online Tutorials

Free open tutorials online, ordered by level of proficiency.

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