How to use MatLab on Seawulf

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Last Updated: October 13, 2017


MatLab 2016 and MatLab 2017a are both available interactively through GUI interfaces on SeaWulf. To use Matlab interactively, you must have X11 installed on your local machine. For more on using X11 on SeaWulf, see Logging in.


Interactive Matlab

To use Matlab interactively load the PBS Torque module and start an interactive session using whichever queue best suits your needs:

module load torque
qsub -I -X -l nodes=1:ppn=28 -q short

After your interactive session begins, use the following commands to setup the Matlab environment:

module load shared 
module load matlab/2017a

Then launch matlab and use as desired by simply typing matlab into the interactive shell:


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