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Remote software, including MATLAB

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"Remote software" is software which you can access and run without having to install it on your own computer. For Informatics, MATLAB is probably the most popular remote software. To find MATLAB, look for it in the list of remote software.

Most of the University's remote software is delivered to you by one of two services - Windows Virtual Desktop or APPS.ED.

Windows Virtual Desktop

There are two ways to use Windows Virtual Desktop. It can run in a web browser on any computer, or it can run in a Windows Desktop Client app on Windows computers only. Both ways are described at this link:

At the time of writing, MATLAB was delivered using Windows Virtual Desktop.


The APPS.ED service makes software available in two ways - in a web browser, or in an app called Citrix Workspace. Both work on a wide variety of computers, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and Chrome. Both ways are described at this link:

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