How do I specify whether to use a MATLAB classroom or research license?
Both classroom and research licenses are installed on the MATLAB license server. Classroom licenses provide the same functionality as research licenses but are much less expensive. Classroom licenses are intended for use in on-campus instruction labs used solely for classroom instruction of students. Instructors may also use classroom licenses for course preparation only.
After following the instructions under your WebStore order to install MATLAB, you can set your computer to use the classroom license by adding an environment variable named LM_PROJECT with a value of MATLABTEACHING. In Windows, you can typically do this by right-clicking on Computer in the Start Menu, selecting Properties, clicking on "Advanced system settings", clicking on Environment Variables, clicking New under the System variables section, entering LM_PROJECT as the name and MATLABTEACHING as the value, and clicking OK to close all windows. In Macintosh and Linux, you can do that by opening the .flexlmrc file located in your home directory in a text editor to add a line at the end of the file which reads:
The same steps can be used to specify your computer to use a research license. In that case, please set the variable value to MATLABRESEARCH.