Install and Running Matlab CobraToolbox

This document provides the steps to install and run MATLAB CobraToolbox in the cluster.


After logging into the cluster, load the requierd GIT module.

$ module load git/2.22

Download Cobra toolbox in your local $WORK directory by using the following command

$ git clone --depth=1 cobratoolbox

After the download been finished, a directory named “cobratoolbox” should be created in your WORK directory.

Enter the directory “cobratoolbox” using the following command

$ cd cobratoolbox

Then run the following command for uploading the required modules for cobratoolbox

$ git submodule update --init

Then run Matlab using the following command

$ matlab 

Finally run the following command to test CobraToolbox using the following Matlab command

>> initCobraToolbox

NOTE: you need to install CobraToolbox under your WORK directory NOT HOME directory. Because HOME directories are read-only from the compute nodes.