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Why am I unable to launch an older release of MATLAB on my Mac when Java SE 8 is installed?

I have successfully installed a release of MATLAB prior to R2013a on my Mac, but I am unable to launch the software. My Mac is running OS El Capitan or Yosemite and I have Java SE 8 (Java Development Kit) installed. 


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Answer by MathWorks Support Team on 3 Nov 2016
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In order to launch MATLAB R2013a or prior on your Mac, Java 6 will need to be installed on your computer and used by MATLAB. If Java SE 8 is also installed on the same computer, it can prohibit MATLAB from using Java 6 on startup. To change the Java MATLAB uses when launching, refer to the following article:


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