Cheapest way to get MATLAB?

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  1. rogerdodger

    rogerdodger Notebook Enthusiast

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    What is the cheapest way to get MATLAB? A friend of mine needs it for a project in class but doesn't need it for much else, so doesn't want to spend much money if any. Thanks.
     
  2. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    download the free trial version...
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    If you're in university in an engineering program, you might be able to get it from your school...
     
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    Kocane Notebook Deity

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    Yeah i'd say the cheapest way would be off the school if possible..
     
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    They are offering a student version, which is the full version of Matlab with no restrictions, for about a hundred bucks. The only other option is a trial version, but that will probably be crippled in some way.
     
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    There's always scilab (freeware), it's a little rough around the edges but gets the work done. If anyone is interested in trying it here's the link: http://www.scilab.org/
     
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    Thanks, I'll refer him to scilab and see if it works.
     
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    As mentioned, if he's a student he can get the Student Version for $100. I did that a few years ago.
     
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    Thanks. I don't think he wants to spend much. I don't know details of the project, but sounds like he won't use it for any other class that he knows of.
     
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    I do believe that any persistent discussion of piracy and/or license circumvention will earn a ban for a user.
     
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