The Provost and Research offices, Information Technologies and key academic departments, along with the use of student fees, are funding a UNM site license that provides MatLab software at no cost to faculty and students. MatLab is high-level software used primarily by math, science, engineering, economic students and faculty, and also business majors.

It allows students to do computations and interact with programming languages like Fortran and C++. It is used to compute math and statistics, computational finance, computational biology and generates complex mathematical code in user-friendly formats. The software is widely used in many academic disciplines, and was identified by students in a 2010 survey as a high priority.

The software is available at IT Downloads. To log-in, users will need to authenticate with their UNM NetID and password to complete the download. Fifteen additional toolboxes are available at no cost through UNM's site license. Previously, they were offered at a $99 student license cost.

For more information e-mail Libby Henry at, or visit Information Technology.

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