If you have license problem when using Matlab on madmax machines or you get message like this when you try to use it:
ERROR: Matlab doesn't seem to be licensed for this host. If you feel this is in error, contact action@cs with the following information: Hostname: madmax2.stanford.edu Client Address: 172.24.75
Check which command you actually use:
If output is "/afs/cs/software/bin/matlab", consider using local instance that should be available at /usr/local/MATLAB/R2012b/bin/matlab
You can also put the folder to your $PATH variable by adding
to file .bashrc.user in your home directory.
If file doesn't exist, you can just create it.
When you next time log in to the system, it should automatically use /usr/local/MATLAB/R2012b/bin/matlab when you type matlab command.