The toolbox consists of a set of text files and is available in two compression forms. The files are in Unix format, but most Windows-based editors can cope (in particular, the Matlab editor can read the files correctly).
The software and help files have been archived using tar and compressed using gzip: follow the link and save them as text files. Then use gunzip to uncompress the archive and tar xf to extract the files. It is recommended that the two files are installed in separate directories. When uncompressed and extracted from the archive, the files are placed in your current working directory.
The code directory should also be added to your Matlab search path, by modifying either the environment variable MATLABPATH (in Unix) or the path variable in your startup.m file. See the Matlab manuals for more information.
If you are using Matlab 7.0 or later, then the foptions function has been removed. This was the earlier method for setting up default options to control optimisation algorithms. Installing the replacement M-file will ensure that Netlab continues to work correctly.
The zip file containing the Matlab code and user manual for version 4.0 of DVMS is available here.