Installation

  1. download and extract the zip file to an arbitrary folder
  2. start Matlab (version 2016b or newer required - older versions have not been tested)
  3. change the current folder in Matlab to the folder where MTEX is installed
  4. type startup_mtex into the command window
  5. click one of the menu items to import data or to consult the documentation

In case you experience any problems, especiall on Mac OSX, have a look at our trouble shooting page

Downloads

File Name     Release Date     Comments     Downloads
mtex-5.3.zip     April 2020     performance updates, changelog     1
mtex-5.2.8.zip     January 2020     plasticity tensors, changelog     1677
mtex-5.1.1.zip     June 2018     GND calculation and birefringence, changelog     7677
MTEXGUI-2.4.zip     Sep 2018     graphical user interface for analyzing EBSD data by J. Hiscocks      
mtex-5.0.3.zip     March 2018     Crystal Shapes and spherical functions, changelog     1901
MTEXannotateGUI.zip     February 2018     graphical user interface for analyzing EBSD data by J. Hiscocks      
mtex-4.5.2.zip     November 2017     3d orientation and ODF plots, changelog     4420
mtex-4.4.0.zip     January 2017     Slip Systems, Taylor calculation, changelog     678
mtex-4.3.2.zip     July 2016     GND calculation, changelog     1662
mtex-4.2.1.zip     November 2015     introduces triple points, changelog     1831
mtex-4.1.4.zip     September 2015     major release with many new features and syntax changes, changelog     1132
mtex-4.0.23.zip     April 2015     major release with many new features and syntax changes, changelog     1076
mtex-3.5.0.zip     December 2013     minor release, changelog     2398
mtex-3.4.2.zip     June 2013     minor release, changelog     1660

A full list of previous releases and downloads can be found here.

Since MTEX is a MATLAB toolbox, MATLAB has to be installed in order to use MTEX. It works fine with the student version and does not require any additional toolboxes, addons or packages. There are some very few exceptions like GND and Taylor computation that currently require the optimization toolbox to be installed. Check the table below to see whether MTEX will run with your Matlab version.

Matlab 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
MTEX 5.1 () () ()
MTEX 5.0 () () ()
MTEX 4.X   () () ()
MTEX 4.1   () () ()
MTEX 4.0       () () ()
MTEX 3.5        
MTEX 3.3