MATLAB Information

Last updated: January 2018

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 the G/H drives and cloud drives (such as OneDrive). I'm trying to update these pages as I notice the changes but I apologize in advance for outdated information being posted here.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:

  1. CONVENIENT: WORKSPACE. You can access MATLAB through Workspace from ANY computer with internet access. To access it, go to and login using your Loyola username and password. Note that you will need Duo Authentication to complete the login. You can also access Workspace through "Applications" on the Inside Loyola page (click on Applications - next two Quick Links - and you'll see the link). Once you login to Workspace, scroll down until you see MATLAB.
  2. FASTER: MATH-STAT COMPUTER LAB. If you are finding that MATLAB on Workspace 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 Workspace 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./li>
  3. FASTEST: YOUR OWN MATLAB. You can by the student version of MATLAB for your own computer (if you have one). It is relatively inexpensive - about the same price or cheaper as a TI graphing calculator! The most basic version is just $49 and should be all you'll need for this course. The $99 version comes with Simulink and 10 of the most popular addons. You can buy it from our bookstore or from The MathWorks Inc. If you're planning on either going to graduate school or taking more programming or numerically intensive courses, then I would strongly consider buying it the $99 version.

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. Old online MATLAB Tutorials (U. of Michigan)