I'd tried every iteration of network connection I know.
I'm a Physicist and I"ve always hated MatLab which probably doesn't help. It's always been too dysfunctional with unresolved references, illogical, and so it creates graphics, SO WHAT it's not worth the time of trying to get it to work and its' incomprehensible misefforts in trying to make any interface, it's not that hard to create a graph, any reporting software does it. Make it a coding effort instead!
But it's ridiculous that it can't install because MathWorks servers can't find a file for hours at a time to install from! But, someone with a contract is requiring it, so I thought I'd download it to refamiliarize before buying it. At this point I'll argue against it and say R and programming in C++ myself instead, but besides the multiple attempts to install, each stopping on a completely different file like whoever MathWorks is, is the most unprofessional company on the entire internet, given the range of expectations, it falls the furthest.
So my question is, even the website doesn't adhere to the guides that are given. such as the idea of having to then install without an internet connection, Which should be a simple enough of a process, is unusual and unexpected and substandard not to be able to, but following the
to generate a license number used to install offline, there is no step 3 from step five of "To get your File Installation Key" dialog that one should enter it.
the MathWorks website can't link it's own references? I know, MatLab is real, but I'd doubt it from the installation process, thinking it some retarded scam to make people rage quit or buy a license to non-existent software by the sheer incompetence of it all. Be sure to run this up the management chain. Obviously it's "link to a license" which is the one link on the entire licensecenter which require a license number isn't a way to generate one.
I know it's not a new problem, question high on the "questions asked" going back months saying how pathetic the MathWorks server is. This question is one example.
so how do the MathWorks frigging geniuses foul up what should be a one click solution? and how do I install the pig? It shouldn't be funny, any sector should be horrified. I imagine the rage quit in sales is huge, and it not being supported by bloated edu it'd have failed as a company decades ago.
And it didn't place a log file here (another half hour of file searching), and why am I being handed a pre-release on a product I considered unstable to begin with?
The "Answer" is don't use MatLab, use R, program your own analysis. Anything but a company that serially breaks their promisies and false advertising, the the "free trail" can't install it, the don't support it. Answer back with better more professional alternatives than anything off MathWorks. I didn't like it when it was for free in college, like it less now. Rather write my own code.
I don't trust MathWorks, it's the first 5 minutes, 25 years impression and the 6 hours of my refamilarization which I should be compensated for, if there ever was a class action waiting... imagine that commercial, "Did you attempt to download the trail version of MatLab and fail? Contact 1-800..."