Note: MATLAB licenses will not be provided, For this hands-on session, please the following on your laptop: MATLAB The MATLAB platform is optimised for solving engineering and scientific problems. Installation instructions can be found here. If you don't have a license for MATLAB, you can use GNU Octave instead (see below). GNU Octave Windows Install GNU Octave by downloading and running this .exe file. Mac OS X Install GNU Octave by downloading and running this .dmg file. Linux You can use your package manager (e.g. for Debian/Ubuntu, run sudo apt-get install octave; for Fedora, run sudo yum install octave).