# Installing LAMBDA

There are 2 ways to run LAMBDA:

1.

2.

Note that even if you have MatLab, you can run from the executable if you wish.

Download the LAMBDA_MCR_pkg.exe (which has LAMBDA + the MCR on it) from HERE. Warning: it is a 138 MB file.

Place the file (LAMBDA_MCR_pkg.exe) into the desired folder on your computer. The installation will create a few files so make sure to move LAMBDA_MCR_pkg.exe to its own folder.

Double-click the LAMBDA_MCR_pkg.exe file to run it.

A Graphical User Interface will pop up asking you where you want to install the MatLab Component Runtime. You can just accept the default if you don't have a preference.

Follow the on-screen instructions. If you get a warning ".NET Framework 2.0 is not installed" just click continue. You do not need the .NET Framework.

A new file will be created, called LAMBDA.exe, in the folder where you put LAMBDA_MCR_pkg.exe. This is the extracted, executable form of LAMBDA.

Double-click that file to run LAMBDA after the MCR installation is completed.

At first the black command window will appear. Wait. After a pause, the LAMBDA initial page appears (looks like this). Now LAMBDA is ready to go.

Each time you want to run LAMBDA, you will double-click on LAMBDA.exe. You can now get rid of LAMBDA_MCR_pkg.exe and MCRInstaller.exe (unless you want to save them to install LAMBDA on another machine), but keep the other files.

Download the LAMBDA Source File archive from here. 927 KB

Unzip the LAMBDA source file archive into a folder of your choosing using WinZip, WinRAR, or Windows Unzipper.

Start Matlab

At the command prompt, use the "cd" command to navigate to the LAMBDA folder (this will vary depending on where you unzip it).

Once "inside" the LAMBDA folder, type 'lambda' at the command prompt.

1.

**Option 1.**From an executable file. This does not require MatLab. Windows only.2.

**Option 2.**From the MatLab source code. This requires MatLab 7+ and the Statistics and Optimization toolboxes. All operating systems.Note that even if you have MatLab, you can run from the executable if you wish.

**Option 1: executable version**You have neither MatLab nor the MatLab Component Runtime 7.6 (MCR) installed on your computer.*If you have MatLab you can still run from the executable--for example if you don't have MatLab 7+ or you are missing the Statistics or Optimization toolboxes.*[If you already happen to have MCR installed, you don't need to download it again. Just go here.]*You only need to double-click on, and extract the *_pkg.exe files once. After that, you can just double click LAMBDA.exe to run the program.***Option 2: matlab source code**You have MatLab Version 7 or later on your computer AND the MatLab Statistics and Optimization toolboxes. Note even if you have MatLab, you can still use the executable version (option 1) if you want.
## No comments