Running MATLAB from off-campus
You can run MATLAB from off-campus in a terminal window, with some
reasonble warnings and restrictions. Read this document completely
before deciding whether to bother.
I'm assuming that you already know how to:
(I apologize in advance that I'm not going to go into depth about
these two things.)
- Use ssh
- Deal with a file which is in your UMD home directory.
Assuming you do, first open an ssh connection to
terpconnect.umd.edu and log in with your default UMD DirectoryID
and Password. Note that on linux or a Mac you can open a terminal
window and just ssh terpconnect.umd.edu. Depending on your system
you might instead need to
ssh -X terpconnect.umd.edu to enable X-forwarding or
ssh -Y terpconnect.umd.edu to enable trusted X-forwarding.
Once you've done that you'll have a terminal window. Begin with
Note: This runs MATLAB without opening any fancy displays. Note
that you cannot plot or even access any standard windows menus
Now you can do what you wish.
At the end just quit.
Note: If you skip the matlab -nodisplay command you'll get
all the fancy windows and graphics but
You have been warned!