Matlab R2015b Released


Matlab R2015b Released

The latest version of Matlab, R2015b (Version 8.6), is now available for installation on campus.

This version was released on September 3rd, 2015. Please check out the “Release Highlights” on MathWorks’ website. MathWorks also announced that this version can work with Windows 10.

If you are interested in upgrading to this latest version to take advantage of the new features, please contact us via


Maple 2015

The current version of Maple (Maple 2015) is now available on campus. This version has a number of new features. There are improvements in the graphical features, data handling, and there is support for handling units (temperature in Kelvin, Celsius and Fahrenheit as an example).

UPDATE: MapleSoft has just announced webinars on learning Maple 2015.

Please contact Research Computing for information on installing and using Maple.


MATLAB R2014b Patch Released

MathWorks has informed us that they have found and resolved a number of problems in MATLAB R2014b that could lead to files being removed.

Information about the bugs and patch is available in bug report #1184018 on MathWorks’ website. In short, the most serious one is removal of files in the current directory when MATLAB exits. The others are crashes when using Simulink. The fixes are ZIP files that must be extracted in the MATLAB R2041b install directory, by a privileged user.

The main distribution from MathWorks has been patched, and installs from the ditto distribution site after the morning of January 16 will have these patches in place.

If you have any questions about these MATLAB patches, please contact Research Computing for answers. Remember to backup your files (such as the .m files) to prevent loss of data or work.