Stern Center for Research Computing

New York University • Leonard Stern School of Business


MATLAB, which stands for MATrix LABoratory, is an interactive system whose basic data element is an array that does not require dimensioning. It is a high-level matrix/array language with control flow statements, functions, data structures, input/output, and object-oriented programming features. Typical uses include math and computation, algorithm development, modeling, simulation, prototyping, and data analysis.


Citrix - MATLAB is available for use by Stern Faculty and Students through Apps@Stern (the Stern Citrix server), and to Students through the NYU Virtual Computer Lab (the NYU Citrix server).

Local and free - MATLAB is available to Stern Faculty and Phd Students as a local PC, Mac, or Linux installation. It is installed by the user and is free of charge. This type of license, called a Network Concurrent license, requires a live Internet connection to a remote license manager in order to run MATLAB. To request registration and instructions for downloading and installing, please send email to

No Internet required - MATLAB is available to NYU Faculty as a standalone application requiring no Internet connection to run. This type of license is called a Designated Computer license. It costs $100 per academic year, and can be requested by sending email to

Research servers - MATLAB is available to Stern faculty and PhD Students on and the Stern GRID, the research servers at Stern.

For further information, send email to

MathWorks commercial website
MathWorks Product Overview
MathWorks documentation
NYU Research Software – Matlab License Description