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.CU Files for MATLAB

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Oli Shaw
Oli Shaw on 2 Aug 2019
Commented: Samuel Gray on 9 Feb 2021 at 23:02
I am trying to replicate an academic paper. The code from the paper includes a .cu file that generates files that are needed for the remainer of the paper.
I did some searching and I may need an additional toolkit for MATLAB to run this correctly
From here, I tried the nvcc command, and my version of MATLAB does not recognize the function.
Is the following link the toolkit that I need to get this to run?

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Oli Shaw
Oli Shaw on 2 Aug 2019
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I keep getting this message
Oli Shaw
Oli Shaw on 2 Aug 2019
I am trying reinstalling the toolkit, and have received this message part-way through. Could this be part of the issue?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 2 Aug 2019
You need VS 2017, or VS 2015 Professional, in order to use CUDA properly.

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Joss Knight
Joss Knight on 3 Aug 2019
Hi Oli. You don't run nvcc in MATLAB, since it isn't a MATLAB feature. You run it at a Windows Command Prompt (or Powershell). Use it to generate a PTX file and then load that into MATLAB using the CUDAKernel feature. To use this properly is an Advanced skill because it requires you to understand a bit about CUDA code and CUDA kernels.

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Samuel Gray
Samuel Gray on 9 Feb 2021 at 23:02
nvcc is a command-line tool that is installed when you install the CUDA toolkit.
the above download for an example of using nvcc with matlab

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