System Requirements & Platform Availability

Supported and Compatible Compilers for R2016b

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.

Note:

  • MinGW 4.9.2 will be replaced by a newer version in a future release
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Professional SP1 is not supported as of R2016b
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Professional will not be supported in a future release
  • Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 will not be supported in a future release
  • Support for Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 4.6 was added in R2016b
  • Java Development Kit 1.7 will be replaced by a newer version in a future release
  • Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 support will be dropped in a future release

Windows (64-bit)

MATLAB Product Family – Release 2016b

Compiler MATLAB MATLAB Compiler MATLAB Compiler SDK MATLAB Coder SimBiology Fixed-Point Designer HDL Coder HDL Verifier
For MEX-file compilation, loadlibrary, and external usage of MATLAB Engine and MAT-file APIs Excel add-in for desktop C/C++ & COM .NET Java Excel add-in for MPS For all features For accelerated computation For accelerated computation For accelerated testbench simulation For DPI and TLM component generation
MinGW 4.9.2 C/C++ (Distributor: TDM-GCC) Available at no charge Check           Check 6 Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Professional Check Check Check Check 4     Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Professional Check Check Check Check 4     Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Professional Check Check Check Check 4     Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 2 Available at no charge; requires .NET Framework 4.0 Check Check Check       Check 6 Check Check Check Check
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for C/C++ 3 Check                    
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for C/C++ 3 Check                    
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3 Check                    
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for Fortran 3 Check                    
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for Fortran 3 Check                    
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 3 Check                    
Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.6
Available at no charge
Check     Check 45   Check 10          
Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.7
Available at no charge
        Check            
lcc-win64
Included with products that support it
            Check 6 Check Check Check  

Simulink Product Family – Release 2016b

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
MinGW 4.9.2 C/C++ (Distributor: TDM-GCC) Available at no charge Check Check Check Check Check  
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Professional Check Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Professional Check Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Professional Check Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 2 Available at no charge; requires .NET Framework 4.0 Check Check Check Check 7 Check 7  
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for C/C++ 3 Check          
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for C/C++ 3 Check          
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3 Check          
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for Fortran 3 Check 8          
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for Fortran 3 Check 8          
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 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 some versions 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. Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 may not be compatible with Windows 8 or Windows 10
  3. Intel compilers depend on tools provided by Microsoft. The following combinations are supported:

      Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Professional (64-bit) Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional (64-bit) Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional (64-bit)
    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 For C/C++ Check Check Check Check
    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 For C/C++ Check Check Check Check
    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 For Fortran Check Check Check Check
    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 For Fortran Check Check Check Check
    Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 Check   Check Check
    Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 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 Compiler SDK 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.
  10. When building Excel add-ins for MPS, MATLAB Compiler SDK requires .NET framework 4.0 or later.

Note:

  • Xcode 6.x will not be supported in a future release
  • Java Development Kit 1.7 will be replaced by a newer version in a future release

Mac OS X

On the Mac, no C compiler is supplied with MATLAB. If you use products that require one, Apple's development environment for OS X (Xcode) is available in the Mac App Store.

MATLAB Product Family – Release 2016b

Compiler MATLAB MATLAB Compiler SDK MATLAB Coder SimBiology Fixed-Point Designer
For MEX-file compilation, loadlibrary, and external usage of MATLAB Engine and MAT-file APIs C/C++ Java For all features For accelerated computation For accelerated computation
Xcode 6.x, 7.x
Available at no charge
Check Check   Check 1 Check Check
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for Fortran Check          
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for Fortran Check          
Intel Fortran Composer XE (2013) Check          
Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.7
Available at no charge
    Check      

Simulink Product Family – Release 2016b

Compiler Simulink Simulink Stateflow Simulink Coder Embedded Coder
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
Xcode 6.x, 7.x
Available at no charge
Check Check Check Check Check
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for Fortran Check 2        
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for Fortran Check 2        
Intel Fortran Composer XE (2013) Check 2        

To determine the version of Xcode installed, start Xcode and then select Xcode->About Xcode.

Notes for the Mac Platform

  1. This compiler does not support OpenMP. Code generation will treat parfor-loops as for-loops.
  2. 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.

Note:

  • Support has been upgraded from GCC C/C++ 4.7 to 4.9 as of R2016b
  • Support has been upgraded from GNU gfortran 4.7 to 4.9 as of R2016b
  • Java Development Kit 1.7 will be replaced by a newer version in a future release

Linux (64-bit)

On Linux, no C compiler is supplied with MATLAB. The GNU compiler (GCC) is included with many Linux distributions.

MATLAB Product Family – Release 2016b

Compiler MATLAB MATLAB Compiler SDK MATLAB Coder SimBiology Fixed-Point Designer HDL Coder HDL Verifier
For MEX-file compilation, loadlibrary, and external usage of MATLAB Engine and MAT-file APIs C/C++ Java For all features For accelerated computation For accelerated computation For accelerated testbench simulation For DPI and TLM component generation
GCC C/C++ 4.9.x
Available at no charge
Check Check   Check Check Check Check Check
GNU gfortran 4.9.x
Available at no charge
Check              
Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.7
Available at no charge
    Check          

Simulink Product Family – Release 2016b

Compiler Simulink Simulink Stateflow Simulink Coder Embedded Coder
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
GCC C/C++ 4.9.x
Available at no charge
Check Check Check Check Check
GNU gfortran 4.9.x
Available at no charge
Check 1        

To determine the version of your compiler, see Solution 1-1880F.

Notes for the Linux Platform

  1. 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.