Use `pdftops`

instead of `pdf2ps`

!!!!!

# Category Archives: Matlab

# Ubuntu 9.10, Matlab, Mathematica

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):

export AWT_TOOLKIT=3DMToolkit

and save the file and exit. Now, you should be able to load Matlab without problems and from anywhere.

# 3D Plotting Routine for Matlab

A useful function to plot data in Matlab is plot3k which allows you to get 3d scatterplots, important when dealing with real data outputs.

These pictures correspond to the Q and U polarizations of the moon (not to scale) obtained with that routine

# Matlab and FFT

Useful link about the implementation of FFT in Matlab.

Also, here they talk about the amplitudes, very useful:

# Matlab and Ubuntu

After some time of research, here is how it worked for me:

Install normally following the documentation, even if it doesn’t ask for symbolic links. Then go to the installation directory (/usr/local/matlab in my case):

./install_matlab -glnx

Answer ‘y’ to all questions and keep the suggestions (this takes care of the license stuff). In the same directory as the matlab file (e.g. /usr/local/matlab/bin/) create a file (I called it matlab2 — you can call it matlab2.sh). In this file write

export AWT_TOOLKIT=3DMToolkit

/usr/local/matlab/bin/matlab

Now in the terminal type (still within /usr/local/matlab/bin/)

chmod 755 matlab2

Finally, start Matlab by doing

./matlab2

# Matlab 2007 under Fedora 7

Now, trying to install Matlab 2007 under Fedora 7, (as root), I got the following answer:

*[root@localhost matlab]# /media/MATHWORKS_R2007A/install &
[1] 4217
[root@localhost matlab]# ——————————————————————-*

*An error status was returned by the program ‘xsetup’,
the X Window System version of ‘install’. The following
messages were written to standard error:*

*/media/MATHWORKS_R2007A/update/bin/glnx86/xsetup: error while loading shared libraries: libXp.
so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory*

*Attempt to fix the problem and try again. If X is not available
or ‘xsetup’ cannot be made to work then try the terminal
version of ‘install’ using the command:*

*install* -t or INSTALL* -t*

*——————————————————————-*

*Sorry! Setup aborted . . .*

The solution was given at http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/newsreader/view_thread/153714, and consists on installing a missing library, right there, as root:

yum install libXp-devel

When finished, try to install Matlab again. It works.