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Supported and Compatible Compilers – Release 2014b

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:

The complete set of supported compilers is described below.

MATLAB Product Family – Release 2014b

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 6 Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Professional 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, 4.0
Available at no charge
      Check 45        
Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.7
Available at no charge
        Check      
lcc-win64
Included with products that support it
          Check 6 Check  

Simulink Product Family – Release 2014b

Compiler Simulink Simulink Stateflow Simulink Coder Embedded Coder Simulink Real-Time
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
Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 Available at no charge; requires .NET Framework 4.0 Check Check Check Check 7 Check 7 Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Professional Check Check   Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Professional Check Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Professional SP1 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
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3 Check          
Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check          
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 3 Check 8         Check 9
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check 8         Check 9
lcc-win64
Included with products that support it
  Check Check Check Check  

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)
    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
  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. This compiler does not support OpenMP. Code generation will treat parfor-loops as for-loops.
  7. .sln project generation is not supported when using the Microsoft Windows SDK.
  8. 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.
  9. Simulink Real-Time supports Fortran code in Simulink models using C-MEX wrapper S-Functions.