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Daniel Shub

Date for release of Matlab R2013a

Asked by Daniel Shub
on 12 Sep 2012

Following on from this question about the release date of R2012b, when will R2013a be officially released? I will accept the answer closest to the actual release date. Extra points (an upvote) will be awarded to anyone successfully predicting the release of a service pack.

My prediction: R2013a will be released on 6 March 2013


The 8th.

According to wikipedia it was the 7th. I am pretty impressed with my original guess.

It was out by 2236GMT-5 on March 7th.



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3 Answers

Answer by Daniel Shub
on 8 Mar 2013
 Accepted answer

I guess I should have made my prediction, as stated in the original question, of 6 March 2013 into an answer. I didn't expect to be closest (although the competition was pretty slight) and I definitely didn't think I would be within a day.


Answer by Image Analyst
on 17 Dec 2012

I'm going with March 11, 2013. I think they'll put it out on a Monday to allow maximum time to handle users' installation questions. (Unlike governments who often release bad news on Fridays to reduce scrutiny by the press because it will be a weekend.) I've only been using the prerelease version a couple of days so far, but no major problems or bugs yet (just a few quirks and annoyances that were already in the R2012b version).


On the other hand, R2012b was released mid-week.

Walter, are you going to make a guess?

Answer by kk
on 24 Jan 2013
Edited by kk
on 24 Jan 2013

I don't know the actual date but I bet its going to be around 11:15 pm


@Jan, as long as timezone info isn't given it allows you to never be off by more than 30ish minutes or and it can get you a couple of days.

Using a release time of 36 minutes past the hour giving a difference of 21 minutes, I am going with this is a below average guess.

@Daniel, that is the time that I received the email saying it was up everywhere. It was up in different places at different times over the preceding few hours.

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