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Install add-ons through commandline/headless?

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Tim Vonsée
Tim Vonsée on 30 Jul 2021
Commented: Walter Roberson on 31 Jul 2021
I'd like to install add-ons using the command line to automate this step in our Matlab Docker image (where no GUI is available). Is there anyway to achieve this?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 30 Jul 2021
It is possible, using matlab.addons.install()
However, this requires having the mltbx file. If you do not already have the correct file on hand, you will have to download it from Mathworks.
... Which can be a bit of a challenge, as the MATLAB version of the file names do not have much relationships to the readable name of the add-ons. You can use File Exchange to locate a contribution and get read the file name out of the download link.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 31 Jul 2021
MATLAB products use a different installation procedure that requires shutting down MATLAB and invoking the installer. That being the case, you are probably just as well off using the "silent install"; https://www.mathworks.com/help/install/ug/install-noninteractively-silent-installation.html

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