System Requirements & Platform Availability

Platform Road Map for the MATLAB Product Families

MathWorks publishes a platform road map for IT planning purposes for releases of Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, and select Linux distributions. Other Linux distributions may be supported as described in the Linux System Requirements. The road map reflects the current plans of MathWorks and is subject to change without notice.


Supported Platform Changes

MathWorks periodically updates platform support in response to shifts in usage, and is planning the following platform changes:

  • 32-bit Windows: R2015b was the last release supporting 32-bit Windows. To use R2016a, impacted users should migrate to 64-bit Windows.
  • Starting with R2016a, the License Manager is not available for 32-bit Windows

Microsoft Windows

64-Bit MATLAB Product Families
  2014 2015 2016 2017
  R2014a R2014b R2015a R2015b R2016a R2016b R2017a R2017b
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista®
Windows XP
32-Bit MATLAB Product Families
  2014 2015 2016 2017
  R2014a R2014b R2015a R2015b R2016a R2016b R2017a R2017b
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista®
Windows XP

Mac OS X

64-Bit MATLAB Product Families
  2014 2015 2016 2017
  R2014a R2014b R2015a R2015b R2016a R2016b R2017a R2017b
El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11)
Yosemite (OS X 10.10)
Mavericks (OS X 10.9)
Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8)
Lion (OS X 10.7)
Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6)

Linux®

64-Bit MATLAB Product Families
  2014 2015 2016 2017
  R2014a R2014b R2015a R2015b R2016a R2016b R2017a R2017b
Debian® 8.x
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
32-Bit MATLAB Product Families
  2014 2015 2016 2017
  R2014a R2014b R2015a R2015b R2016a R2016b R2017a R2017b
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
The release supports this platform. Technical support is available through standard support mechanisms.
The release does not support this platform. Technical Support remains available for prior releases that support this platform.
Bug fixes are no longer issued for this platform. Many customers quickly resolve their issues without contacting MathWorks directly by using technical articles, FAQs, troubleshooting tools, and other support resources available online.

Note: If you have a current subscription to MathWorks Software Maintenance Service, you can continue to purchase and download earlier product releases for these platforms and operating systems.