MathWorks MATLAB





MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.

You can use MATLAB for a range of applications, including signal processing and communications, image and video processing, control systems, test and measurement, computational finance, and computational biology. More than a million engineers and scientists in industry and academia use MATLAB, the language of technical computing.


MATLAB licenses are available free of charge to KU faculty, staff and students thanks to the following consortium of KU units: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Engineering, Information Technology, KU Medical Center, Office of Research, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, Instrumentation Design Laboratory, Information & Telecommunication Technology Center, Kansas Biological Survey, Kansas Geological Survey, Life Span Institute.


Students can access MATLAB at no cost in all engineering and public computer labs on the Lawrence campus or through the KU VirtualDesktop.

Faculty, staff and students can obtain a single-machine, home-use license to download MATLAB free of charge through KU’s Web Store.


Visit the MathWorks website for installation help, bug reports, service requests and guides. A MATLAB Q&A forum is also available through MathWorks.


Analysis and Modeling
Research & Statistics

MathWorks MATLAB