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How could I run MatLab on a Chromebook?

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Hunter Vivirito
Hunter Vivirito on 5 Aug 2013
Answered: Hisham on 11 Sep 2017
I will be studying Computer Engineering at Texas Tech this Fall, and currently, my only laptop is a Samsung Chromebook. Is there anyway I could run MatLab on the device? I have already determined that using the remote desktop app is not a reliable method in my situation. Tech has around 30,000 students, and that makes it difficult to establish a reliable internet connection during the peak hours (9am-2pm), which is when I will be attending class.
If I were to install Ubuntu on the Chromebook, could I run MatLab through that operating system? Or is the processor not powerful enough? It is not Intel or AMD based. It's a processor from Samsung. It's the Exynos 5 Dual core CPU. 2GB of RAM is installed in the system.
If that can't work, is there another method I could use to run MatLab on my chromebook, or will I have to upgrade to a windows based PC?
Thank you everyone!
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Hisham
Hisham on 8 Sep 2017
Adding to the conversation for completeness:
You can use MATLAB Online to access MATLAB through your web browser on your Chromebook, laptop or PC.

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Hisham
Hisham on 11 Sep 2017
Adding to the conversation for completeness:
You can use MATLAB Online to access MATLAB through your web browser on your Chromebook, laptop or PC.

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Aug 2013
No, MATLAB can run directly only on x32 and x64 class of processors; that device is ARM based.
There could be different causes for the "reliable internet connection" problem you are seeing, and the different causes have different possible solutions. Where are you trying to get a reliable internet connection to, and from where? From in class or from your house or from the university library ?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Aug 2013
You could install a wireless network, or you could use one of the USB cell-phone internet connections, or you could offer to upgrade the university equipment that is most directly the bottleneck.

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