Anyone using MATLAB on a LINUX OS??
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Walter Roberson on 30 May 2012
Some versions of Linux can have font problems, requiring non-default fonts to be installed.
Some versions of Linux can have problems with the system X libraries, as the system X libraries are sometimes optimized versions that do not quite implement X properly; it might be necessary to install a real X library add add it to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH of the MATLAB executable.
A small number of video cards are known to be incompatible under Linux.
Linux does not support ActiveX at all.
Some of the toolboxes are not supported under Linux.
However, for all of these issues, MATLAB runs well under Linux.
Geoff on 30 May 2012
MatLab directly supports many Linux flavours, including Red Hat: http://www.mathworks.com/support/sysreq/current_release/linux.html
What do you mean by "work well"?
If you are in doubt, you can always dual-boot your system.
Dr. Seis on 30 May 2012
Works fine for me on Redhat... running it on a 12-core, 96GB machine at work. Any simple-ish benchmarks you looking to test/measure before making the move?
Mika Mäki on 8 May 2019
The live editor and App Designer do not work properly on Kubuntu (tested on 18.04 and 19.04 with MATLAB R2019a). Getting the live editor to work requires manual installation of certain libraries as described in this thread. Also, typing in the live editor has a very annoying latency as described in this thread, and text input does not work at all on App Designer windows without tricks, as described in this thread.
The installer does not set proper permissions for ~/.matlab, and this results in a wall of error messages when first starting MATLAB. A workaround is to set the proper permissions with
sudo chown your_username ~/.matlab -R
Installation using a university license does not properly, and requires copying an error message to LibreOffice or similar application to click a hyperlink that it contains, as described in this thread.
Overall, it appears that there is no proper quality control for MATLAB on GNU/Linux, and therefore I'd recommend Python over MATLAB for GNU/Linux users.