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Where is the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) Installer located?

Asked by MathWorks Support Team on 13 Apr 2012
Latest activity Answered by KAE
on 29 Mar 2018

I would like to install the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) for my client machine. Where is the MCR installer located?


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Answer by MathWorks Support Team on 13 Apr 2012
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As of R2012a, the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) can be retrieved from our website from the MATLAB Compiler page:

For previous releases, see below:

The MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) installer must be retrieved from a computer that has MATLAB and MATLAB Compiler installed. The location of the MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR) installer depends on the operating system of the computer. Please see the locations below where MCR can be found:



Mac OS X:




(where $MATLAB is the location of your MATLAB installation directory or installation media)


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Answer by KAE
on 29 Mar 2018

If someone is instead wanting to know where Runtime is installed on their machine, for example to check what version is installed without using mcrversion since Matlab is not installed, runtime is installed in C:\Program Files\MATLAB\MATLAB Runtime\ and you can match up the two numbers (R2018a and 9.4, for example) associated with each release here .


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