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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?

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Ken Atwell
Ken Atwell on 4 Feb 2019
I do this:
open /Applications/
Cristian Sanchez Montesinos
Thank you. I still don't get what I'm looking for. I do the following:
  • type on terminal: cd /Applications/
  • type on terminal: ./matlab
which opends the GUI MATLAB application, but what I want is to open MATLAB within the terminal. I know that is possible, because I have done it on a Linux machine in the past. Now, I would like to do it on my macOS computer. Could you please help me with this?

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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
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Feb 2019
Yes. If you are using the default bash shell then when you start an interactive session the .bash_profile in your home directory is sourced. The command I show sets up a command named matlab to launch r2018b in terminal mode. It can be invoked by that name from the terminal no matter where you are cd to . It is effectively a shortcut for typing in the right hand side.

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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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