MATLAB & McCormick Computing Resources

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What is MATLAB?

MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing. It integrates computation, visualization, and programming environments, and is considered a standard tool in universities and industry alike.

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How to Obtain MATLAB

MATLAB is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.

Students may download MATLAB free of charge using these instructions.

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How to Use MATLAB

Download and read the Introduction to MATLAB for Engineering Students.

It provides an overview of specific MATLAB functions commonly used by engineering students.

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Computing Resources

McCormick Information Technology

McCormick IT provides technology strategy and support for the McCormick community. They also manage the Engineering First Computer Labs.

Browse their website for information on PC support, operating systems, computer labs, or contact them directly if you need additional technical assistance.

Northwestern Information Technology (NUIT)

NUIT leads the delivery of technology services and information resources in the dynamic environment of Northwestern University and provides technical support to the entire Wildcat community.

NUIT Support Center

Visit the NUIT Support Center if you need specific technical assistance with your computer. They also provide the NUIT Service point located on the ground floor of Norris University Center, as well as the Laptop ER.

Smart Classrooms

Smart Classrooms are technology-enhanced classrooms that foster opportunities for teaching and learning by integrating the latest learning technology into the classroom environment. Reservations are required in advance.

Public Computing Labs

Learn about resources, available equipment, and usage policies related to McCormick’s computer labs.

Blackboard & Canvas (Course Info)

Login to Northwestern’s Course Management System with your NetID.