Binary installation (mac, linux)¶
Note: This is still new and relatively untested. Please report any issues you have.
Download the appropriate binary release for your platform
Simply extract the archive file into a folder of your choice (mine is called
Running MATLAB examples¶
To run the MATLAB examples, change directories (in MATLAB) into the
drake-distro/drake folder and at the MATLAB prompt do:
cd into the examples directories and try some things out. Here are a few fun ones to get you started:
Please note that you will have to run addpath_drake each time you start MATLAB, or add it to your startup.m.
The version of the standard C++ libraries that are shipped with the Linux distribution of MATLAB is severely outdated and can cause problems when running mex files that are built against a newer version of the standard. The typical error message in this case reports Invalid MEX-Files
To work around this issue, the symbolic link for the standard C++ library provided by MATLAB must be redirected to point to a more up-to-date version.
First, make sure that a suitable version of the standard library is installed:
sudo apt-get install g++-4.4
Now, the symbolic link in MATLAB must be updated to point to the version that was just installed in /usr/lib. An example for MATLAB R2014a is shown below:
cd /usr/local/MATLAB/R2014a/sys/os/glnxa64 sudo rm libstdc++.so.6 sudo ln -s /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.4/libstdc++.so libstdc++.so.6