I really need '' Mat lab ''

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mahmoud hola, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. mahmoud hola macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm really need the Programing program "matlab" ,it's very important for my study and every time I need to use it I must go back and use windows
    I know there was a matlab in mac but I'm asking about free one
    also the the drawing program '' Solid works "

    can any one help me
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Matlab isn't free, it is commercial software. No-one here will tell you how to steal software.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    there is a free matlab clone for osx

    i cant remember off top of my head but ill try and post back
     
  4. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Canada, eh?
  5. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    I got Solid Works a while ago. It runs ok with Parallels Desktop.
     
  6. mahmoud hola thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't want steal any software and there was a free matlab for student but I can't get one just I don't know how and that what I'm asking for.
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Last time I trolled my schools bookstore MatLab was still going for a princely sum at the student price. if there is a free legit version i'd love to see it.
     
  8. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Check your school. Mine doesn't sell Matlab, but lends install CDs out to students for free, with a license that expires after one year. The unfortunate part is I have to VPN into my university's network every time I use it.

    For free alternatives, Octave looks to be the best of OS X.
     
  9. mahmoud hola thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Uni where I work has a similar policy of single year licenses for students so, as a student, it's worth checking with your institution if they can provide you with what you need.
     
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    That was funny. Reminds me of a few friends who also aren't able to Google. How hard can it be.

    But seriously, I tried Octave myself and I didn't like it. It began with the trouble how to set your main projects folder. And it's command line only on the mac. The windows version does have a GUI which makes it in my eyes better.

    Ask your college or who ever is responsible for IT/apps and such. My college gives me free access to the Mac and Windows version of Matlab which of course is great.
     
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  14. dutchrazor macrumors newbie

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    Matlab is about 80 euros over here , in the Netherlands, but my school does both a Mac and PC version for free.

    Though I wonder if the PC license works on Mac, I think most volume licenses include the mac version.
     
  15. mahmoud hola thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all .....

    I tried Octave but it couldn't help me Matlab has many toolbox's that are very useful for me I'll ask my collage about Matlab for my mac
    but I think it 'll be so hard to get a copy for mac
    mac here isn't familiar

    is there any programs for Modeling and Simulation , block diagrams like simulink in matlab
    I didn't use any thing except matlab
    but is there any other programes especially for mechanical systems
     
  16. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Might I suggest learning how to do the things you want in Octave? It should be able to do what you want it to. It's just a matter of putting the time into learning how.

    Octave Manual
     
  17. mahmoud hola thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks
    it's a good advice
     
  18. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    It's as good advice as you're willing to make of it. I personally think most open source programs are as good as paid. It's just a matter of different menus and such.
     
  19. H$R macrumors 6502

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    Sure, I use many OpenSource Programmes for good reasons.

    But with Octave it was really a time issue: I've been taught MatLab with the tools I needed to know. But I never liked the fact that I had to be always connected to their authentification server. Because what if you wanted to work in the train, or at a relatives house who doesn't have Internet/WLAN (yes that still happens a few times!). Then you just can't with MatLab.

    That's why I tried Octave. But I just couldn't bring the time to learn the things I needed aside everything else I had/have to do. There are also other things to do and I had to set priorities.

    So I switched back to MatLab.
     
  20. rlm22b macrumors member

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    I have heard that the aforementioned Scilab program and the open source program Sage are two free alternatives to Matlab. I haven't tried either of them though. Sage is supposed to be an alternative to Maple and Mathematica as well.

    I was able to get Matlab through my University. You can maybe ask your department if they have a spare license or something too. Inquire about special programs, I will be getting Maple in a few weeks for between $55-75 because of a Maplesoft adoption program.

    Best of luck!
     

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