Download for use with MATLAB version 7
Download for use with MATLAB (older versions). Please read the file readme.txt for installation instructions.
Download zip archive for Octave. Please read the Octave installation instructions.
Newer versions of MATLAB can unzip files (with the unzip command). You should use MATLAB's unzip command to decompress the packages. If you have difficulties decompressing these files on older versions of MATLAB, I recommend using StuffIt Expander for Mac or PC. It is free. An occurrence that can happen on the PC using other utilities is that the decompression software will fail to recognize the ASCII (text) files in the archive. The resulting files will lack the carriage returns necessary on a PC to recognize the end of a line. StuffIt Expander accounts for this and includes them on the PC. StuffIt Expander for the Mac performs similarly. A version is also available for Linux. It may be necessary to set a preference to do this correctly... something like "Automatically convert end of line characters".
A list of updates since 1/1/98 can be obtained for your current version by typing "help vtbud" in MATLAB. That can be compared to the most up-to-date release.
» load filename -mat
(» is the MATLAB prompt, the filename must include the extension unless it is .mat)
If you can't execute any of the .m files (try for example typing "vtbud" from the MATLAB prompt), they are either not in the MATLAB path, or did not get transferred in the correct format. Use the "cd" command (like DOS) from within MATLAB to move to the vtoolbox directory. If you can see the files using "dir", and still cannot execute them, then try transferring the text files again, being sure that they are transferred in ASCII (text) format.
Type vtbud.m from the MATLAB prompt.
The old version of the Engineering Vibration Toolbox can be obtained here: vtoolbox 3.5. Please read the readme.txt file.
Please send questions or comments about this page to Joseph C. Slater .