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How to install MATLAB 2016b noninteractively (silent) on macOS

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Henrik Engström
Henrik Engström on 12 Oct 2016
Commented: Walter Roberson on 14 Apr 2020
How do I perform a silent installation of MATLAB 2016b using the installer_input.txt and license.dat on OS X/macOS? It was possible in MATLAB 2016a. I'm not able to find documentation about this for OS X/macOS. Only for Windows and Linux.
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Jeff Rippy
Jeff Rippy on 17 May 2017
This question is still not answered even though the comment by Jan Studnicka is marked as an answer. Worse, it seems R2017a is distributed the same way as R2016b, that is with just an .app installer and no way to do it silently. :-(

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Jan Studnicka
Jan Studnicka on 15 Oct 2016
Hi, according to the documentation there should be instructions in the installer properties file template:
"For information about specifying an installer properties file on Linux and Mac OS X systems, see the instructions in the installer properties file template."
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Apr 2020
You would request to Download only of the Mac version into local system, and make those files available to the system to install into. The download directory has the properties file.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 17 May 2017
I have not tried to do this myself, but if you have another Mac that you can do interactive work on, then you can run the installer on that machine and request Download Only. That would typically drop the files into ~/Downloads/MathWorks/R20xxx such as ~/Downloads/MathWorks/R2017a . The InstallForMacOSX.app that is created there will look in the directory it is invoked from in order to find the installation files.

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