How do I run MATLAB from the mac terminal?

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I am trying to run MATLAB from the mac OS X terminal. I'm using macOS Mojave version 10.14.2, and MATLAB R2018b. What I'm doing is:
  • I open the terminal
  • Go to /Applications
  • pe MATLAB_R2018
However, I get the following:
-bash: MATLAB_R2018b: command not found
Can someone help me with this?

Accepted Answer

Ken Atwell
Ken Atwell on 4 Feb 2019
I do this:
open /Applications/

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Feb 2019
alias matlab="/Applications/ -nojvm -nodesktop"
I put the above in my ~/.bash_profile

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Peiwei Liu
Peiwei Liu on 20 Oct 2021
In terminal on mac, type this:
/Applications/Polyspace/R2019b/bin/matlab; exit;
Please adjust this to your own path. Works!


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