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date for release of Matlab 2012b general release

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Elizabeth Niblack
Elizabeth Niblack on 8 Aug 2012
when will the new version be out (2012b) - NOT pre-release, but general release

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 8 Aug 2012
It will be available when it is available :)

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Aug 2012
Mathworks rarely says more than two days ahead of time.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Aug 2012
Related note: when I bought R2012a about a week ago, early August 2012, the "one year" software support subscription that was provided extended to at least the end of September 2013, so I should receive R2012a, R2012b and R2013a and R2013b all with the one purchase.

Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 9 Aug 2012
About 6 months ago, the identical question about the R2012a release date was asked. I looked at Wikipedia and concluded that you can expect releases the first couple of days of March/September, but if it doesn't come by that first week it could be a while.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 8 Sep 2012
By the way, they're calling R2012b "Version 8.0". I guess they think it's a more substantial change than the prior 14 versions of version 7. Actually I wish they'd just drop that number version and just go with the year version numbers. I never know what people are talking about when they say "I'm using version 7.5" but it's clear when they say R2010b or whatever.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 Sep 2012
Interesting. I wonder if this means it has "Handle Graphics 2" ?
Jan
Jan on 10 Sep 2012
The numerical version number is important to check for the existence of features:
V = [100, 1] * sscanf(version, '%d.', 2);
if V >= 705, ...
Trying this with an automatic conversion of "R2009b Servicepack 1" is cruel.
There is a Release<>Version table on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATLAB. I've printed it on paper and stick it to the wall beside the monitor. Btw, you'd find my personal reputation list there also: User name versus number of hours or minutes or seconds I'm wanting to invest in the creation of answers.

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