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What You Can Do with MATLAB Student-Use Software


MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that lets you focus on your course work and applications, rather than on programming details. It enables you to solve many numerical problems in a fraction of the time it takes to write a program in a lower-level language such as Java, C, C++, or Fortran. You can also use MATLAB to analyze and visualize data using automation capabilities, thereby avoiding the manual repetition common with other products.

Programming and developing algorithms is faster with MATLAB than with traditional languages because MATLAB supports interactive development without the need to perform low-level administrative tasks, such as declaring variables and allocating memory. Thousands of engineering and mathematical functions are available, eliminating the need to code and test them yourself. At the same time, MATLAB provides all the features of a traditional programming language, including arithmetic operators, flow control, data structures, data types, object-oriented programming, and debugging features.

MATLAB helps you better understand and apply concepts in a wide range of engineering, science, and mathematics applications, including signal and image processing, communications, control design, test and measurement, financial modeling and analysis, and computational biology. Add-on toolboxes, which are collections of task- and application-specific MATLAB functions, add to the MATLAB environment to solve particular classes of problems in these application areas.

With over one million users, MATLAB is recognized as a standard tool for increasing the productivity of engineers and scientists. Employers worldwide consistently report the advantages of being MATLAB proficient.

Differences in MATLAB

The MATLAB in MATLAB Student provides all the features and capabilities of the professional version of MATLAB software, with no limitations. There are a few small differences between the MATLAB Student interface and the professional version of MATLAB:

  • The prompt in student-use software is EDU>>
  • Printouts contain this footer: Student Version of MATLAB


You can use Simulink for modeling, simulating, and analyzing dynamic systems, including controls, signal processing, communications, and other complex systems. It supports linear and nonlinear systems, modeled in continuous time, sampled time, or a hybrid of the two. Systems can also be multirate, that is, they can have different parts that are sampled or updated at different rates.

Simulink encourages you to try things. You can easily build models from scratch, or take an existing model and add to it. You have instant access to all the MATLAB analysis tools, so you can take the results and analyze and visualize them. A goal of Simulink is to give you a sense of the fun of modeling and simulation through an environment that encourages you to pose a question, model it, and see what happens.

Simulink provides built-in support for prototyping, testing, and running models on low-cost target hardware, such as Arduino, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT, and Raspberry Pi. You can design algorithms in Simulink for control systems, robotics, audio  processing, and computer vision applications and see them perform with hardware.

Simulink is used widely in industry for multiple modeling domains, and it includes tools for design, implementation, verification, and validation. Around the world, thousands of engineers and scientists rely on Simulink for modeling and simulating complex systems, rapidly prototyping concepts, and deploying code to production hardware; learning Simulink will serve you well throughout your professional career.

Differences in Simulink

The Simulink in student-use software provides the full functionality of the professional version of Simulink, with the following differences:

  • Models (including the blocks in referenced models) are limited to 1000 blocks.
  • Accelerator and Rapid-Accelerator simulation modes are not available in student-use software.
  • Model blocks can be used in Normal mode only.
  • Printouts contain this footer: Student Version of MATLAB.

Add-On Products Included in MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite

The Student Suite includes 10 add-on products that add to MATLAB and Simulink, so you have virtually all the tools you will need for most basic courses in engineering, applied mathematics, science, and finance:

Examples and Evaluation Software

Student-use software includes many product examples that highlight features and include sample code. It also includes an evaluation version of Stateflow that lets you edit and run Simulink models. You can use Stateflow to design and simulate state machines and control logic. However, the evaluation version does not let you save models.

Getting Additional MathWorks Products

Many college courses recommend MATLAB and Simulink products as standard instructional software. In some cases, the courses may require particular toolboxes, blocksets, or other products that are not included with MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite. You may purchase and download these additional products at special student prices from the MathWorks Store.

See the complete list of add-on products.

System Requirements

Student-use software is supported on Windows, Mac, and Linux. See system requirements by platform.

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