Access MATLAB via SSH (Mac)

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These instructions can be used when you need to access MATLAB remotely or on a computer where you do not have the application installed.

Detailed Resolution


  1. Download, install and run XQuartz.
    • The XQuartz icon should be visible on the Mac Taskbar.

  1. Connect to the VPN, if not on a campus network.

Connection Steps

  1. Open Terminal and type ssh -X
Note: Replace "netID" above with your NetID.

  1. Log in with your password.
Note: Password will be tracked in silent keystrokes so that no text will appear in Terminal.

  1. Type matlab & and press Enter.
    • MATLAB will open in the XQuartz application.


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