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System Requirements - Release 13

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  • CD-ROM drive (for installation)
  • Netscape Navigator 4.0 and above or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and above is required
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or above is required to view and print the MATLAB online documentation in PDF format
  • Some license types require a license server running FLEXlm 8.0d, which is provided by the MathWorks installer
  • TCP/IP is required on all platforms when using a license server
  • A parallel port is required for licenses that require a hardware lock
  • Because of problems with the Java VM, there are limitations for MATLAB on the HP and IBM platforms.

Macintosh Specific

Operating System Processors Disk Space RAM
Mac OS X 10.1.4
and above
PowerPC G3
PowerPC G4
(MATLAB only)
(MATLAB & Online Help)
128MB (minimum)
256MB (recommended)
64MB swap space
Mac OS X 10.2.x
more info on OS X 10.2
10.3 (Panther)
more information on OSX 10.3

Compilers (for MEX Files)

  • cc compiler as provided on Apple's Development Tools CD
  • Absoft's Pro Fortran 7.0
  • View an up-to-date list of supported compiler versions from vendors


  • 8-bit graphics or higher adaptor and display (16 or 24 bit recommended)
  • XDarwin XServer
  • OroborOSX window manager

Other Recommended Items

  • Postscript Printer

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