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Run MATLAB from Nobel for Windows Computers


No VPN connection is required for off campus use. This can be used as alternative to installing a local license. Depending on your location, the interface may take several minutes to launch. By default all work gets saved to your H drive.

  1. Confirm your Unix account is enabled. See Solution 5216
  2. Download Xming and install with default options
  3. When prompted by Windows Security Alert, click Allow access
  4. Confirm Xming is running
    - Look for the Xming icon in the Notification Area
  5. Launch PuTTY (installed with Xming)
  6. Enable X11 Forwarding
    - Under Category expand SSH
    - Click X11
    - Check Enable X11 forwarding
  7. Create Session Profile
    - Under Category select Session and type in the Host Name field
    - Type Nobel in the Saved Sessions field and click Save
    - When reopening, select Nobel from the list and click Load
  8. Click Open (opens a new terminal window)
  • Click yes when prompted to save an RSA key. (this is the secure encryption key for the communication between your computer and the Princeton server).
  • Type your Princeton netid at the login prompt
  • Type your Princeton password when prompted
  • Run MATLAB by typing matlab
To quit MATLAB type exit at the MATLAB command prompt.
To close connection to Nobel type exit at the PuTTy command prompt.