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Compatibility issue: Running xlswrite in matlab on a MAC computer. ERROR :Warning: Could not start Excel server for export.

Asked by adeline schmitz on 16 Sep 2015
Latest activity Answered by Walter Roberson
on 16 Sep 2015
I am running Matlab r2015a academic license on my laptop. My OS system is OS X yosemite version 10.10.5. My Excel is Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011. Version 14.5.0
When I am trying to run an xlswrite command I get the following error message: Warning: Could not start Excel server for export. XLSWRITE will attempt to write file in CSV format. > In xlswrite (line 174)
The same code runs perfectly well on a PC version, can you tell me what I can do to make it work on MAC> Thank you .

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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 16 Sep 2015

It is not possible for Excel to be invoked the same way by xlswrite on OS-X or Linux. On MS Windows there is a communications interface between programs that is pretty much MS Windows specific.

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