I have installed in my UBUNTU 16.04 system matlab 2018a already, I have recently acquired maple 2017.3 (through my university).
Now while trying to install maple in my computer I am at the matlab configuration option, I picked the directory where the matlab installation is situated at, and I get the following error: The directory /home/alon/MATLAB/R2018a/bin/matlab is not writable by the current user
I searched google for this occurrence of error, and found the following suggestion: https://askubuntu.com/questions/265381/how-to-make-a-directory-permanently-writable
the first answer suggests to write in the terminal the following line: sudo chmod 775 /home/alon/MATLAB/R2018a/bin/matlab
which I did but I still get after executing this line in the terminal the above error; what else can I do to fix this problem?