I am attempting to install Matlab in a Docker container where I will be using the Python matlab.engine class. I am able to install Matlab silently and do a silent activation. These both succeed. I am also able to install this class via python setup.py install.
After this, when I bring up python in my container, I am able to import matlab.engine without issue. When I then try to execute: matlab.engine.start_matlab(), I get the following errors:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matlab/engine/__init__.py", line 112, in start_matlab
eng = future.result()
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matlab/engine/futureresult.py", line 68, in result
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/matlab/engine/matlabfuture.py", line 87, in result
handle = pythonengine.getMATLAB(self._future)
matlab.engine.EngineError: Unable to launch MVM server: License Error
Why is this happening? I do have a valid license and this was specified when I did the install.