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System Requirements - Release 2008a

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Operating System Processors Disk Space RAM
32-bit MathWorks™ Products

Mac® OS X 10.4 (10.4.8 and above)

Mac OS X 10.5 (10.5.1 and above)


510 MB
(MATLAB® only)

512 MB

(1024 MB recommended)


  • X11 (X server) for Mac® OS X

Java Virtual Machine

  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 Release 4

Compilers (for MEX Files)

License Management

  • Some license types require a license server running FLEXnet 11.4, which is provided by the MathWorks installer.
  • TCP/IP is required on all platforms when using a license server.

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