Mathworks MATLAB, called also “matrix laboratory”, is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualisation, and programming. With MATLAB, you can analyse data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications.

MATLAB is available to RTU structural units free of charge and may be used for non-commercial research and study purposes at classrooms. For time-consuming MATLAB simulations, MATLAB Distributed Computing Server may be used, which is available on the RTU HPC cluster (instruction is available here).

License term: perpetual.

Mathworks help: until 31.12.2019.

User groups: employees, doctoral students and classrooms.


For research.

Academic Use – Concurrent license is available.

To register, fill in the application form. License may be acquired by RTU employees and doctoral students only.

After registration users will be given instructions regarding file downloading and installation.

For studies.

Classroom Use license is available, which may be used for student training at classrooms and for preparing study materials.

To register fill in the application form.

After registration users will be given instructions regarding file downloading and installation. When a classroom is registered, the application form shall contain information on the classroom address and No., number of computers, gateway IP address or IP address range, and names of the computers.

For students

MATLAB cannot be installed on the personal computer by students who are not RTU employees or doctoral students. This software may be used at classrooms.

For HPC users. Registered cluster users may use the software on the cluster, the application form is available here.

Computer requirements

Hardware and OS. Information on the developer’s website:

Any of the previous MATLAB versions can be installed on older computers.

Network connection. MATLAB license is stored on the central server of RTU data centre, thus computer must be connected to RTU network (Floating Network license) during software installation and use.

For using outside RTU, like at home, Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to RTU network is necessary (more information is available here).

Available program modules (toolbox) and versions

Research and training license (v R2017b or earlier):

Aerospace Blockset 
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Aerospace Toolbox
Bioinformatics Toolbox 
(tikai pētniecībai)
Communications System Toolbox
Computer Vision System Toolbox
Control System Toolbox
Curve Fitting Toolbox
DSP System Toolbox
Data Acquisition Toolbox
Database Toolbox
Econometrics Toolbox
Embedded Coder
Filter Design HDL Coder 
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Financial Toolbox
Fixed-Point Designer
Fuzzy Logic Toolbox

Gauges Blockset (pārtraukts; tikai pētniecībai)
Global Optimization Toolbox
HDL Coder
HDL Verifier 
(tikai pētniecībai)
Image Acquisition Toolbox
Image Processing Toolbox
Instrument Control Toolbox
LTE System Toolbox
MATLAB Compiler
MATLAB Report Generator
Mapping Toolbox 
(tikai pētniecībai)
Model Predictive Control Toolbox
Model-Based Calibration Toolbox
Neural Network Toolbox
OPC Toolbox 
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Optimization Toolbox
Parallel Computing Toolbox
Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
Phased Array System Toolbox
RF Toolbox
Robust Control Toolbox 
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Signal Processing Toolbox
(tikai pētniecībai)
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Simscape Driveline 
(tikai pētniecībai)
Simscape Electronics
Simscape Fluids
Simscape Multibody
Simscape Power Systems
Simulink 3D Animation
Simulink Code Inspector 
(tikai pētniecībai)
Simulink Coder
Simulink Control Design
Simulink Design Optimization 
(tikai pētniecībai)
Simulink Design Verifier 
(tikai pētniecībai)
Simulink Desktop Real-Time
Simulink Real-Time
Simulink Report Generator
Simulink Verification and Validation
Spreadsheet Link
Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
Symbolic Math Toolbox
System Identification Toolbox

SystemTest (pārtraukts; tikai pētniecībai)
Vehicle Network Toolbox 
(tikai pētniecībai)
Wavelet Toolbox