Choose one of the following to start MATLAB® on Macintosh computers:
Double-click the MATLAB icon in the Applications folder.
Open a Terminal window, navigate to your MATLAB installation folder, and type matlab at the operating system prompt.
After starting MATLAB, the desktop opens. Desktop components that were open when you last shut down MATLAB are opened on startup. If the DISPLAY environment variable is not set or is invalid, the desktop does not display.
If you have trouble starting MATLAB, see Troubleshooting topics in the Installation Guide.