System Requirements & Platform Availability

Supported and Compatible Compilers for R2017b

A number of MathWorks products or product features require that you have a third-party compiler installed on your system. The tables below outline the compilers that are supported by various MathWorks products. These compilers are provided by a number of vendors and are available under a variety of commercial, academic, or open source terms; visit the providers' websites for further information.

Please see Polyspace documentation for the list of compilers that Polyspace supports in the current release.

 

Compiler Support for Previous Releases

Note:

  • MinGW 4.9.2 has been updated to MinGW 5.3 as of R2017b.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 is not supported as of R2017b.
  • Java Development Kit 1.7 has been updated to Java Development Kit 1.8 as of R2017b.
  • Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 is not supported as of R2017b.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 is supported as of R2017b.
  • Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 and Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 will not be supported in a future release.

Windows

MATLAB Product Family

Compiler MATLAB MATLAB Coder SimBiology Fixed-Point Designer HDL Coder HDL Verifier Audio System Toolbox
For MEX-file compilation, loadlibrary, and external usage of MATLAB Engine and MAT-file APIs For all features For accelerated computation For accelerated computation  For accelerated testbench simulation  For DPI and TLM component generation For validating and generating audio plugins

MinGW 5.3 C/C++ (Distributor: mingw-w64

Available at no charge

 
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Family12




 
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Professional11
  1
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Professional   1
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 for C/C++ 3  
           
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for C/C++ 3            
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for C/C++ 3            
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3            
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 for Fortran 3  
           
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for Fortran 3            
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for Fortran 3            
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 3            
Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 4.0, 4.5, 4.6
Available at no charge
           
lcc-win64
Included with products that support it
    6
 

Simulink Product Family

Compiler Simulink Simulink Stateflow Simulink Coder Embedded Coder Simulink Real-Time
For S-Function compilation For Model Referencing, Accelerator mode, Rapid Accelerator mode, and MATLAB Function blocks For all features For all features When targeting the host OS For all features
MinGW 5.3 C/C++ (Distributor: mingw-w64) Available at no charge  
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Family12





Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Professional11   1
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Professional   1
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 for C/C++ 3  
         
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for C/C++ 3          
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for C/C++ 3          
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3          
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 for Fortran 3
         
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for Fortran 3   8          
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for Fortran 3   8          
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 3   8           9
lcc-win64
Included with products that support it
   

MATLAB Compiler

Compiler MATLAB Compiler MATLAB Compiler SDK
Excel add-in for desktop C/C++ & COM .NET Java Excel add-in for MPS

MinGW 5.3 C/C++ (Distributor: mingw-w64)

Available at no charge

  2
  2      
Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Family12


   
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Professional11
  4    
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Professional   4    
Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 4.0, 4.5, 4.6
Available at no charge
    45     10
Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8
Available at no charge
       

Notes for the Windows Platform

  1. The corresponding version of Visual Studio Community is reported to work. Full support for Visual Studio Community has not been qualified by MathWorks.

  2. Microsoft Windows SDK 10 is required to use MinGW with this product. See Answer 355476 for more details.

  3. Intel compilers depend on tools provided by Microsoft. The following combinations are supported:

         Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Professional

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Professional Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 Family
    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 For C/C++



    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 For C/C++
    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 For C/C++

    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 For Fortran



    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 For Fortran
    Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 For Fortran

    Intel C++ Composer XE 2013
     
    Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013
       
  4. To build .NET components, a Microsoft .NET Framework must be installed. The .NET Framework v3.0 does not contain a framework-specific compiler; compatible components can be built using the v2.0 compiler. The .NET Framework is automatically installed by Visual Studio. It can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site. To execute applications that use the resulting .NET components, the target machine must have the matching .NET Framework installed.
  5. MATLAB Compiler SDK supports building .NET assemblies but not COM objects when using the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK without Microsoft Visual Studio.
  6. This compiler does not support OpenMP. Code generation will treat parfor-loops as for-loops.

  7. .sln project generation is not supported when using the Microsoft Windows SDK.
  8. Fortran compilers are supported with Simulink only for creating Simulink S-Functions using the MATLAB MEX command. The S-Functions can be used with normal and accelerated simulations.
  9. Simulink Real-Time supports Fortran code in Simulink models using C-MEX wrapper S-Functions.
  10. When building Excel add-ins for MPS, MATLAB Compiler SDK requires .NET framework 4.0 or later.

  11. A compiler is not installed by default with this version of Visual Studio and must be specified while performing a custom installation. See Answer 328432 for more details.

  12. Community, Professional, and Enterprise editions are supported.

Note:

  • Java Development Kit 1.7 has been updated to Java Development Kit 1.8 as of R2017b
  • Xcode 9.x is supported as of R2017b
  • Xcode 7.x will not be supported in a future release
  • Intel Fortran Composer XE (2013) will not be supported in a future release

macOS

On the Mac, no C compiler is supplied with MATLAB. If you use products that require one, Apple's development environment for macOS (Xcode) is available in the Mac App Store.

MATLAB Product Family

Compiler MATLAB MATLAB Compiler SDK MATLAB Coder SimBiology Fixed-Point Designer Audio System Toolbox
For MEX-file compilation, loadlibrary, and external usage of MATLAB Engine and MAT-file APIs C/C++ Java For all features For accelerated computation For accelerated computation For validating and generating audio plugins
Xcode 9.x Available at no charge


 


Xcode 8.x Available at no charge


    1


Xcode 7.x Available at no charge     1
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 for Fortran

           
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for Fortran            
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for Fortran            
Intel Fortran Composer XE (2013)            
Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8
Available at no charge
           

Simulink Product Family

Compiler Simulink Simulink Stateflow Simulink Coder Embedded Coder
For S-Function compilation For model referencing, Accelerator mode, Rapid Accelerator mode, and MATLAB Function blocks For all features For all features When targeting the host OS
Xcode 9.x Available at no charge





Xcode 8.x Available at no charge





Xcode 7.x Available at no charge
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 for Fortran
  2        
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 for Fortran   2        
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015 for Fortran   2        
Intel Fortran Composer XE (2013)   2        

To determine the version of Xcode installed, start Xcode and then select Xcode->About Xcode.

Notes for the Mac Platform

  1. This compiler does not support OpenMP. Code generation will treat parfor-loops as for-loops.
  2. Fortran compilers are supported with Simulink only for creating Simulink S-functions using the MATLAB MEX command. The S-functions can be used with normal and accelerated simulations.

Note:

  • GCC C/C++ 4.9 will be updated to 6.3 in a future release
  • GNU gfortran 4.9 will be updated to 6.3 in a future release
  • Java Development Kit 1.7 has been updated to Java Development Kit 1.8 as of R2017b

Linux (64-bit)

On Linux, no C compiler is supplied with MATLAB. The GNU compiler (GCC) is included with many Linux distributions.

MATLAB Product Family

Compiler MATLAB MATLAB Compiler SDK MATLAB Coder SimBiology Fixed-Point Designer HDL Coder HDL Verifier
For MEX-file compilation, loadlibrary, and external usage of MATLAB Engine and MAT-file APIs C/C++ Java For all features For accelerated computation For accelerated computation For accelerated testbench simulation For DPI and TLM component generation
GCC C/C++ 4.9.x
Available at no charge
 
GNU gfortran 4.9.x
Available at no charge
             
Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8
Available at no charge
             

Simulink Product Family

Compiler Simulink Simulink Stateflow Simulink Coder Embedded Coder
For S-Function compilation For model referencing, Accelerator mode, Rapid Accelerator mode, and MATLAB Function blocks For all features For all features When targeting the host OS
GCC C/C++ 4.9.x
Available at no charge
GNU gfortran 4.9.x
Available at no charge
  1        

To determine the version of your compiler, see Answer 99897.

Notes for the Linux Platform

  1. Fortran compilers are supported with Simulink only for creating Simulink S-functions using the MATLAB MEX command. The S-functions can be used with normal and accelerated simulations.