MATLAB® Runtime differs from MATLAB in several important ways:
In MATLAB Runtime, MATLAB files are encrypted and immutable.
MATLAB has a desktop graphical interface. The MATLAB Runtime has all the MATLAB functionality without the graphical interface.
The MATLAB Runtime is version-specific. You must run your applications with
the version of the MATLAB Runtime associated with the version of MATLAB
Compiler SDK™ with which it was created. For example, if you compiled an
application using version 6.3 (R2016b) of MATLAB
Compiler™, users who do not have MATLAB installed must have version 9.1 of the MATLAB Runtime installed. Use
mcrversion to return
the version number of the MATLAB Runtime.
The MATLAB paths in a MATLAB Runtime instance are fixed and cannot be changed. To change them, you must first customize them within MATLAB.