Matlab is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation.

You can use Matlab in a wide range of applications, including signal and image processing, communications, control design, test and measurement, financial modeling and analysis, and computational biology. Add-on toolboxes extend the Matlab environment to solve particular classes of problems in these application areas.

Clients purchasing Matlab are responsible for the installation and correct use of the product, as well as understanding hardware and operating system requirements.

Additional Modules

Faculty, academic staff, and students may purchase and maintain additional toolboxes for use with the Campus and Student options at

Pricing for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 Validation Period

  • The price is fixed and cannot be pro-rated.
  • One license is the equivalent of either one computer (laptop, desktop) or a single Unix processor.
  • Licenses are valid for a 1 year period: July 1 through June 30. Software will not run after the license expires.
  • To get the best possible results and avoid any risk of downtime, please be sure to purchase a renewal at least one month before your license expires.

Matlab Liasions

This table contains a list of liasions for the departments who purchase Matlab through Columbia University. If you don't see your department listed, please submit a ticket with your ARC Chartstring, the number of licenses you need, and the Columbia email address(s) to be associated with the licenses.