MATLAB Information

Last updated: February 2020

This page will have basic information, links to other pages, and PDF files that may be useful to you. Some information, including the talks I've given on teaching using MATLAB are found on the Teaching page.

DISCLAIMER: There are always changes to the OTS websites (Technology Services), Workspace (formerly Citrix), and accessing OneDrive (and formerly, accessing the G/H drives). I'm trying to update these pages as I notice the changes but I apologize in advance for outdated information being posted here.

Accessing MATLAB at Loyola:

Loyola now has a campus-wide site license for MATLAB! This allows us to install MATLAB (for free!) on our own computers and have access to MATLAB Online, and the MATLAB Drive (cloud storage).

Read through and follow the Loyola directions on creating MathWorks account and installing MATLAB. This will allow you to access the MATLAB Drive, MATLAB Online, and the ability to install on your own computer or laptop if you have one.

  1. CONVENIENT: MATLAB Online You can access MATLAB from ANY computer with internet access through the browser. You must have a MathWorks account (see above) in addition to your Loyola credentials. This is the most convenient, but also the slowest.
  2. FASTER: MATH-STAT COMPUTER LAB. If you are finding that MATLAB Online is slow (for example, running it on the wireless in the dorm room when many others are streaming "Game of Thrones"), head to the Math/Stat Computer Lab in 318 Knott Hall. MATLAB IS INSTALLED ON EACH COMPUTER so no need to use MATLAB Online to access MATLAB in this computer lab. Also, these computers are not running over the wireless network, so will be even faster. All students enrolled in a MA/ST 200+ course has keycard access to the lab. If you don't, let me know right away to fix this. You will still want to login with your MathWorks account to access the MATLAB Drive.
  3. FASTEST: YOUR OWN MATLAB. If you have your own computer, you can download MATLAB for free under Loyola's license. See above for directions to create the MathWorks account and installing MATLAB on a PC or Mac.

Basic information to get started (by no means a complete list):

Some links:

  1. How to succeed in college math courses
  2. The Ten Commandments of Mathematics
  3. Common errors in undergrad math
  4. The MathWorks, Inc. (creators of MATLAB)
  5. Control Tutorials for MATLAB and Simulink