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Supported and Compatible Compilers – Release 2013a

A number of MathWorks products or product features require that you have a third-party compiler installed on your system. The tables below outline the compilers that are supported by various MathWorks products. These compilers are provided by a number of vendors and are available under a variety of commercial, academic, or open source terms; visit the providers' Web sites for further information.

Windows (64-bit)

For the 64-bit Windows platform, a C compiler is not supplied with MATLAB. A free download is available that is suitable for most users:

Installation Instructions

The complete set of supported compilers is described below.

MATLAB Product Family – Release 2013a

Compiler MATLAB MATLAB Compiler MATLAB Builder EX MATLAB Builder NE MATLAB Builder JA MATLAB Coder SimBiology Fixed-Point Designer
For MEX-file compilation, loadlibrary, and external usage of MATLAB Engine and MAT-file APIs For C and C++ shared libraries For all features For all features For all features For all features For accelerated computation For accelerated computation
Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1
Available at no charge; requires .NET Framework 4.0
Check Check Check Check 4   Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Professional Check Check Check Check 4   Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Professional SP1 Check Check Check Check 4   Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Professional SP1 and Windows SDK 6.1 1 2 Check Check Check Check 4   Check Check Check
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3 Check              
Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check              
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 3 Check              
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check              
Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 2.0, 3.0, 3.5
Available at no charge
      Check 45        
Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.6
Available at no charge
        Check      

Simulink Product Family – Release 2013a

Compiler Simulink Simulink Stateflow Simulink Coder Embedded Coder xPC Target Simulink Code Inspector
For S-Function compilation For Model Referencing, Accelerator mode, Rapid Accelerator mode, and MATLAB Function blocks For all features For all features When targeting the host OS For all features For all features
Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1
Available at no charge; requires .NET Framework 4.0
Check Check Check Check 8 Check 8 Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Professional Check 9 Check 9 Check 9 Check Check   Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Professional SP1 Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Professional SP1 and Windows SDK 6.1 1 2 Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3 Check           Check
Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check           Check
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 3 Check 6         Check 7  
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check 6         Check 7  

Notes for the Windows (64-bit) Platform

  1. Support for this version of this compiler will be discontinued in a future release, at which time a new version will be supported. Consult the platform road map for more information.
  2. Both Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 6.1 must be installed. When installing Microsoft Visual Studio, you must choose "X64 Compilers and Tools" when installing Microsoft Visual Studio; this is not selected by default.
  3. Intel compilers depend on tools provided by Microsoft. The following combinations are supported:

      Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional (64-bit) Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional SP1 (64-bit) Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Professional Edition (64-bit) Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Shell (64-bit)
    Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 Check Check Check    
    Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 Check   Check Check  
    Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 Check Check Check    
    Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2011 Check   Check Check Check
  4. To build .NET components, a Microsoft .NET Framework must be installed. The .NET Framework v3.0 does not contain a framework-specific compiler; compatible components can be built using the v2.0 compiler. The .NET Framework is automatically installed by Visual Studio. It can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site. To execute applications that use the resulting .NET components, the target machine must have the matching .NET Framework installed.
  5. MATLAB Builder NE supports building .NET assemblies but not COM objects when using the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK without Microsoft Visual Studio.
  6. Fortran compilers are supported with Simulink only for creating Simulink S-Functions using the MATLAB MEX command. The S-Functions can be used with normal and accelerated simulations.
  7. xPC Target supports Fortran code in Simulink models using C-MEX wrapper S-Functions.
  8. .sln project generation is not supported when using the Microsoft Windows SDK.
  9. See bug report 931218 for information on limitations in Visual Studio 2012 integration with Simulink and Stateflow.