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Is MATLAB compatible with macOS Catalina?

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Vasyl Alba
Vasyl Alba on 25 Jun 2019
Edited: Chet Ferry on 25 Jan 2020
Has anyone tested Matlab 2019a on macOs Catalina?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 28 Sep 2019
Note: Catalina has no support for NVIDIA graphics cards or GPUs (e.g., in eGPU enclosures.)
There is a corporate fight between Apple and NVIDIA and it is not at all clear that there ever will be NVIDIA support on Apple devices again.
Guy Nir
Guy Nir on 9 Dec 2019
I am unable to install Matlab2019b on MacOS Catalina.
It's complaing that it needs premission to open some files, but even allowing on the security app doesn't help.
Thank you,
Guy

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Stefanie Schwarz
Stefanie Schwarz on 22 Nov 2019
MATLAB R2019a does not support MacOS Catalina. Please upgrade to R2019b.
See the following MATLAB Answers post from our support team for more information:
HTH, Stefanie

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Mohammed Hammad
Mohammed Hammad on 27 Jun 2019
I tried it at the first run but it doesn't work on Mac OS Cataina (Beta).
After some serach, I opened it using terminal with the following command and it works perfecty:
/Applications/MATLAB_R2019a.app/bin/matlab -nosplash
PS: you need to keep the terminal working when you use it.

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Mauricio Menon
Mauricio Menon on 5 Oct 2019
no, just add & at the end of the command line and you will be able to close it.

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Vasyl Alba
Vasyl Alba on 27 Jun 2019
I installed public beta of macOs Catalina. I have no problem running MATlab 2019a. I have 15-inch, 2017 macbook pro.

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jorge  carrasco
jorge carrasco on 20 Nov 2019
excuse me, can you run or open the option "Add-ons" in matlab? I can't open that option in mac os catalina, but I can open this option in mojave and sierra

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Rajat Gupta
Rajat Gupta on 26 Jun 2019
I haven't tried it, although the link given below doesn't explicitly specify it's compatibility with Catalina.

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c0maru
c0maru on 8 Aug 2019
In my case, I couldn't run MATLAB 2018a and MATLAB 2019a on macOS Cataina beta 5 build 19A526h.
I used a Parallels Desktop VM (macOS Catalina beta 5) on the host iMac (macOS Mojave 10.14.6).
When I run the MATLAB on the VM, I received the crash report (segmentation violation) from MATLAB.
[Host]
  • machine: iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017
  • OS: macOS Mojave 10.14.6
  • Xcode: Xcode 10.3
[VM]
  • machine: 2-Core CPU, 8GB Memory, 512MB Graphic Memory, 128GB Storage
  • OS: macOS Cataina beta 5 build 19A526h
  • Xcode: Xcode 11 beta 5

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Jonathan Audy
Jonathan Audy on 28 Sep 2019
Simulink now freezes when zooming a scope plot, on latest Catalina

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Jonathan Audy
Jonathan Audy on 3 Oct 2019
is anyone able to use the zoom on a simulink scope, with os x Catalina 10.15 Beta (19A582a)? matlab crashes with this for me.

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Chet Ferry
Chet Ferry on 25 Jan 2020
Edited: Chet Ferry on 25 Jan 2020
I am using Catalina 10.15.2 and Matlab R2019b. I was having the crash ever time I zoom on a graph in Simulink. I use an app called "BetterSnapTool" for moving and positioning windows. As soon as I turned that program off, problems solved, I can zoom in and out with impunity and no more crashes.

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