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I am taking Open MIT course. Not registered as a student at the university. How can I get MATLAB?

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Charles E Riordan
Charles E Riordan on 3 Mar 2013
Course exercises require MATLAB. How can I access MATLAB.

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Malcolm Lidierth
Malcolm Lidierth on 4 Mar 2013
Or try Octave which is free and open-source but best supported on Linux - runs fine with Debian Wheezy on a Raspberry Pi board which sets you back £25 in`UK money.

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Malcolm Lidierth
Malcolm Lidierth on 4 Mar 2013
@Jan
Yes
octave:1> ver
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GNU Octave Version 3.6.2 GNU Octave License: GNU General Public License
Operating System: Linux 3.6.11+ #371 PREEMPT Thu Feb 7 16:31:35 GMT 2013 armv6l
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Package Name | Version | Installation directory
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java *| 1.2.8 | /usr/share/octave/packages/java-1.2.8

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 3 Mar 2013
The Student Version of MATLAB is restricted to students enrolled at in degree program (or in K-13). The license is not available to those who are taking courses without being registered as students. The Professional license would be the appropriate license in such a case.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 4 Mar 2013
10. HIGH SCHOOL/PREUNIVERSITY USE. Teachers and students at preuniversity secondary education schools may license the Student Version. Teachers may also allow their students to use the Student Version License on the teacher's computer or school-owned computers.
In Canada, K-6 are usually called "elementary", and 7-8 are usually called "senior elementary", and 9-13 are usually called "secondary", but with some variation on this in Quebec. And in some places here, K-8 are all the same school, and in others 7-13 are the same school. Mathworks would, I speculate, be flexible if a teacher in a lower grade wanted to make MATLAB part of the course. But don't expect to be able to argue that you should be entitled to Student Version prices at home in order to homeschool your 3 year old ;-)
James Tursa
James Tursa on 12 Apr 2013
I noticed that there is a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT submission in the FEX. Grade schoolers as young as 1st and 2nd grade are learning to program these (I know there are kids in my neighborhood elementary school doing this), so maybe it isn't out of the question to ask TMW if they would allow student versions of MATLAB for grade schoolers.

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