To install those software packages it is necessary to install first the library ‘libstdc++5’ manually. Since it is not available from Synaptic it is necessary to download it manually.
Additionally, for Matlab, after installing it we have to do
root# cd /usr/loocal/matlab
root# ./install_matlab -glnx
and say yes to all the questions. Then, do (still in /usr/loocal/matlab ):
root# cd bin
root# gedit matlab
and add the following line AFTER the FIRST ONE (#!/bin/sh):
and save the file and exit. Now, you should be able to load Matlab without problems and from anywhere.