Setting up shop at home

To complete the homework assignments, you might want to run things from a lab, a dorm, or somewhere off-campus.

Using Matlab at home

One can install Matlab using their own university's site license or by purchasing the Student Edition from the MathWorks. Important note: be sure to install toolboxes, such as the Statistics Toolbox, Signal Processing Toolbox, and Image Processing Toolbox.

After you install Matlab, it is important to test to make sure you have the proper toolboxes installed. After running Matlab, type the following on the command line and make sure there are no errors:

help images

help signals

help stats

Accessing your files

After Lab 1.4, you'll have code files that you'll want to be able to access while you work.

You are welcome to use any system you like for managing your files, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, bringing your own computer, or carrying around a USB drive.