You will need access to MATLAB to follow this lesson. MATLAB is a MathWorks product that must be purchased. If you are an OSU faculty, staff or student, you have several options to install Matlab that we outline below. If you are not part of OSU MATLAB offers 30 day trials. You can also follow this lesson using [GNU Octave][gnu-octave].
You can install MATLAB with an OSU license
You can access MATLAB without having to install it in your own computer using Citrix.
You can use one of the computers in the Autzen classroom during the workshop. These computers do not have a local Matlab installation, we will use Citrix
If you use your own computer and you want to install MATLAB in it.
Extract the zip archive. This will place all the data in the matlab-novice-inflammation directory.
Note that on Windows, double-clicking on the zip file simply previews the contents: to extract, right-click and select Extract All
If you use your own laptop and you want to use Citrix
You will need to use Citrix. You have two options
Install the Citrix receiver client in your computer following the instructions here.
Use Citrix in a browser by going to https://apps.oregonstate.edu and logging in with your e-mail and password. This is a better option if you are doing this at the beginning of the class, it is faster
If using Firefox: When prompted, activate the citrix plugin.
IE If you already have the citrix Workspace client, skip the install step and continue to the browser version of Citrix.
Safari When prompted, select “Trust” to unblock the Citrix Workspace plug-in.
Chrome elect “Use light version” when prompted to “Detect Receiver/Workspace”
Find MATLAB on the Apps tab. Double click on the MATLAB icon. After a minute or so MATLAB should open.
When you use MATLAB via Citrix MATLAB will only see the folders in your ONID Drive space. Unfortunately there is no way to have MATLAB access the files in your local computer. To access your ONID storage space from your personal computer do the following:
Navigate to this lesson and download matlab-novice-inflammation.zip. The file will appear at the bottom of the page. Click on the arrow and choose “Show in folder”. (the file will be downloaded in Network/onid-fs.onid.oregonstate.edu/youronidusername/Profile/Downloads/)
On the explorer folder right click on the file matlab-novice-inflammation. You will get a Windows Security message. Click OK. Chose Copy.
Through the navigation panel on the left navigate to This PC -> ONID Home (Z:). Create a folder called matlab-novice-inflammation. Inside the folder right click and choose Paste.
Windows On-Campus (or Off-Campus connected via VCN)
From the windows search bar type “\onid-fs.onid.oregonstate.edu”
Type in your ONID user name “onid\Username” and password
You will see two folders: public_html and a folder with your onid user name. Save files in your user folder. This directory will show up as the Z drive from applications running from apps.oregonstate.edu
Once you can see the ONID Drive from your computer, download the data:
Make a new folder on your ONID Drive called matlab-novice-inflammation.
Extract the zip archive by right-clicking and selecting Extract all. Note that on Windows, double-clicking on the zip file simply previews the contents. This will place all the data in the matlab-novice-inflammation directory.