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Matlab Desktop Installation

Matlab is now available via a software distribution system over a network.  With SMS, it is no longer necessary for you or a technician to manually install software on your machine.  The software is simply pushed through the Cincinnati Children's network onto your machine.

To request Matlab via SMS, send an email to with the following information:

  • Name of user
  • Department
  • Software requested (i.e. Matlab)
  • Operating system (PC or MAC)
  • Asset tag of the machine on which the software will be installed (for example, P11-9999) 

Biomedical Informatics will review your request and coordinate with Information Services to have the software distributed to your machine.  Just before SMS pushes the software onto your machine, you will see a message similar to the following if on PC:


For certain machines, SMS installations are not possible.  If it is determined that your machine falls into this category, Biomedical Informatics will send you instructions for manually installing the software.

If you have questions at any time or need additional support, send an email to