I am virtually new to the Linux scene altogether. I recently downloaded Matlab for installation. I unpacked the files and ran
./install to start the wizard. As I was stepping through it asked me for an install path with a default of
/usr/local/Matlab. That first off did not seem right and looked even more incorrect when I looked in that directory.
bin etc games include lib man sbin share src
That being said, it's doubtful this would be the most efficient place to install a program. Where are most programs installed? I've read that it largely depends on the Linux flavor for the most part.
Any recommendations from experienced Linux users?
Matlabdirectory among library bin directories made much sense.
/opt. You can likely put the symlinks anywhere in your PATH.