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Installation Guide

note: this wiki page is being updated. Last changes: 19/06/2012


Before you install SMALLbox you need to have MATLAB correctly installed and to make sure mex is working correctly.

MEX setup

After installing MATLAB, you need to make sure you are able to build MEX-files. To do this you need a working C compiler.

Mac OS X

On OS X you can get a C compiler with Xcode.


If you're using Linux, MATLAB will use gcc, which is included in most Linux distributions.



On 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows, MATLAB provides a C compiler, Lcc.


Depending on your version of MATLAB, different configurations may apply. Please follow the official Mathworks documentation on how to get mex to work in Windows 64-bit.

Configuring Matlab for MEX-files

If you are using the MEX compiler for the first time, run "mex -setup" or type "help mex" in the MATLAB command prompt before trying to install SMALLbox.


To install the toolbox run the script SMALLboxSetup.m from the MATLAB command prompt and follow the instructions. SmallboxSetup.m is in the root SMALLbox directory. The SMALLbox installation involves the automatic download of several existing toolboxes. Due to the automatic download of toolboxes you must have an active internet connection.

Once installed, there are two optional demo functions that can be run. Further information can be found in the README.txt in the main SMALLbox directory.