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date for release of Matlab 2012b general release

Asked by Elizabeth Niblack on 8 Aug 2012

when will the new version be out (2012b) - NOT pre-release, but general release




7 Answers

Answer by Teja Muppirala
on 12 Sep 2012
Edited by Teja Muppirala
on 12 Sep 2012


Huh! I checked less than 15 minutes before your Answer and it hadn't been released yet!

Matt Tearle
on 12 Sep 2012

Membership has its privileges :)

Answer by Sean de Wolski
on 8 Aug 2012

It will be available when it is available :)

  1 Comment

Mathworks rarely says more than two days ahead of time.

Answer by Walter Roberson
on 9 Aug 2012

Related note: when I bought R2012a about a week ago, early August 2012, the "one year" software support subscription that was provided extended to at least the end of September 2013, so I should receive R2012a, R2012b and R2013a and R2013b all with the one purchase.

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+1 it is the tip of the day !!

Answer by Daniel Shub
on 9 Aug 2012

About 6 months ago, the identical question about the R2012a release date was asked. I looked at Wikipedia and concluded that you can expect releases the first couple of days of March/September, but if it doesn't come by that first week it could be a while.


Answer by Razvan
on 3 Sep 2012

My guess: tomorrow, Sep. 4, 2012...

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Jan Simon
on 12 Sep 2012

Failed prediction.

Answer by Image Analyst
on 8 Sep 2012

By the way, they're calling R2012b "Version 8.0". I guess they think it's a more substantial change than the prior 14 versions of version 7. Actually I wish they'd just drop that number version and just go with the year version numbers. I never know what people are talking about when they say "I'm using version 7.5" but it's clear when they say R2010b or whatever.


Interesting. I wonder if this means it has "Handle Graphics 2" ?

Jan Simon
on 10 Sep 2012

The numerical version number is important to check for the existence of features:

V = [100, 1] * sscanf(version, '%d.', 2);
if V >= 705, ...

Trying this with an automatic conversion of "R2009b Servicepack 1" is cruel.

There is a Release<>Version table on: I've printed it on paper and stick it to the wall beside the monitor. Btw, you'd find my personal reputation list there also: User name versus number of hours or minutes or seconds I'm wanting to invest in the creation of answers.

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