Start MATLAB on Mac Platforms

From Applications Folder

This example shows how to start MATLAB® from the Applications folder.

Double-click the MATLAB icon in the Applications folder.

The desktop opens, including components that were open when you last shut down MATLAB.

The default startup folder is userhome/Documents/MATLAB.

MATLAB automatically adds the userpath folder to the top of its search path.

If MATLAB fails to start due to a problem with required system components such as Java® software, diagnostics run automatically and advise you of the problem, with suggestions to correct it.

From Terminal Window

This example shows how to start MATLAB from a terminal window.

Open a Terminal window.

Navigate to your MATLAB installation folder,

/Applications/MATLAB_Release.app/bin

where Release is your MATLAB release number, for example, R2013b.

Start MATLAB.

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The desktop opens, including components that were open when you last shut down MATLAB.

The default startup folder is the MATLAB installation folder.

MATLAB automatically adds the userpath folder to the top of its search path.

If MATLAB fails to start due to a problem with required system components such as Java software, diagnostics run automatically and advise you of the problem, with suggestions to correct it.

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