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This page will walk you through the toolbox installation. Please refer to the system requirements first. See the downloading section on how to download the toolbox.

Installation from Source

For a minimal system you will have to compile at least the java files. Instructions depend on your operating system.


  1. First ensure you have met the system requirements.
  2. Ensure you have the following environment variables set:
    1. MATLABDIR=/path/to/your/matlab/installation
    2. JAVA_HOME=/path/to/your/SDK/installation
  3. Go to toolbox root directory and type 'make'. This will build everything for you (java files, C/C++ files, SVM libraries, binaries for the txt datasets). If you only want to build the java stuff simply run 'ant' in the toolbox root.


  1. Compiling java:
    1. it is advised you do this using Eclipse ( Run eclipse, and import the build.xml file.
    2. Set the output directory to <M3-toolbox-installation-dir>/bin/java (see project->properties->Build Path). Once this is done eclipse will automatically compile the java files for you and place them into the right directory.

Note: if you get errors about a missing jmi.jar, you can find this jar file in <your matlab directory>/java/jar

  1. Compiling C/C++/SVM codes:
    1. You will have to do this on your own using a C/C++ compiler of your choice: Dev-c++/Visual Studio/...

Binary Installation

Starting the toolbox is very easy, all you basically have to do is run startup.m in Matlab under the toolbox installation directory.


Navigate to the toolbox installation directory and start matlab there OR start matlab, once in matlab navigate to the toolbox installation directory and run 'startup.m'.


Start matlab, once in matlab navigate to the toolbox installation directory and run 'startup.m'

Note: if you dont want to run the toolbox in its own directory you will need to make sure Matlab will be able to find the source files for the toolbox regardless of path. This can be accomplished as follows:

  1. Copy startup.m (found in the toolbox root directory), to the work directory of Matlab (e.g.: C:\Program files\MATLAB\R2006b\work)
  2. Open startup.m (This file will be executed automatically whenever Matlab boots)
  3. Edit the path so that it points to the toolbox root directory (i.e., where you unzipped the toolbox).
  4. Reboot Matlab.

Test run

  1. Make sure that you are in the toolbox root directory and you have run 'startup.m' (see above)
  2. Type 'go' and press enter.
  3. The toolbox will start to model the Academic2DTwice simulator. This simulator has 2 inputs and 2 outputs, and will be modeled using Rational functions, scored using crossvalidation, and samples selected using the gradient sample selection method.
  4. To see the exact settings used open config/default.xml. Feel free to edit this file and play around with the different options.

The examples directory contains many example simulators that you can use to test the toolbox with. See the configuration section on information about the possible options.


See the reporting problems page.