Running Matlab on FreeBSD
Matlab supports Linux, and FreeBSD can run Matlab under Linux emulation. This page documents what I had to do to get Matlab version 5.3 running under FreeBSD. This worked on FreeBSD 3.1-RELEASE; I suspect it will work on most versions of FreeBSD as long as the Linux emulation is up to snuff.
InstallThe install script looks for
The install scripts also look for a
This will make the install believe you're running the right Linux version. Copy your license file to
Now you can run the install scripts. Mount each Matlab CD and run the
install script. My cdrom drive is
When you're done, delete the
Running MatlabChange the occurrences of
In general, do everything else as the instructions suggest.
Good luck! :)
Update (3/30/2005). I was informed that these instructions work
with the current version of Matlab under FreeBSD 5.3 as well. Another issue
that may arise is that the
Thanks to Kelly Black for pointing this out.