Programming with MATLAB: Setup

This lesson can be found in

You will need MATLAB to follow this lesson. If you are an OSU faculty, staff or student, you have several options:

  1. You can install MATLAB with an OSU license following the instructions in
  2. You can access MATLAB without having to install it in your own computer using Citrix.
  3. You can use one of the computers in the Autzen classroom during the workshop. These computers do not have a local Matlab installation, we will use Citrix

If you use Citrix You will need to install the Citrix receiver client following the instructions here, identify yourself with your ONID, and find MATLAB on the Apps tab. Double click on the MATLAB icon and you should be all set.

It can be a little confusing to find where to save your documents when using Citrix. Review the documentation under “How to turn on/off access to local hard drive and USB” and “How to access local drives while using an app in Citrix” to figure that out. If you are using a classroom computer we recommend saving your files in the Z drive, so your documents will stay in your ONID account. If you are using your own computer you will want to save them locally (in the “C” drive). Instructions for connecting to your ONID home directory from your computer here.

You will also need to download some data, which we will analyze using MATLAB:

  1. Make a new folder on your Desktop called matlab-novice-inflammation.
  2. Download and move the file to this folder.
  3. Extract the zip archive. This will place all the data in the matlab-novice-inflammation directory. Note that on Windows, double-clicking on the zip file simply previews the contents: to extract, right-click and select Extract All
  4. You can access this folder from the Unix shell with:

     cd Desktop/matlab-novice-inflammation/data