Is MATLAB compatible with macOS High Sierra?

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Is MATLAB compatible with macOS High Sierra?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 11 Aug 2021
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 12 Aug 2021
MATLAB R2017b is compatible with macOS High Sierra. Earlier versions of MATLAB may work but we do not guarantee full compatibility with these releases.
There is an incompatibility to be aware of when running MATLAB on macOS High Sierra:
Language & Region issues in MATLAB
When using certain Language & Region combinations, MATLAB may fail to load an appropriate character encoding for your locale. This may also cause text files to be corrupted when loading and saving.
For more information about this incompatibility, see the following article on MATLAB Answers:

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Maddalena Andreoli Andreoni
Matlab 2017b is also extremely unstable. It does load, but anything, from running code to actually writing in the editor, blocks it completely. Sometimes it gives out an error about the Java Stack even when I simply keep it open in the background.
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Maddalena Andreoli Andreoni
Edited: Walter Roberson on 5 Dec 2017
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Nan Chen
Nan Chen on 28 Sep 2017
Why is this error when I launch Matlab2017b on my Mac mini with MacOS High Sierra

Andrew O'Keeffe
Andrew O'Keeffe on 21 Nov 2017
Matlab 2016a appears to be very unstable with OS High Sierra (10.13.1) and crashes regularly while running scripts. I would not recommend upgrading to High Sierra until these bugs are resolved.

Pedro Gelabert
Pedro Gelabert on 1 Dec 2017
Also the Hardware Support Package, Instrument Control Tools do not work. I have an Aardvark I2C/SPI that worked fine in Sierra. In High Sierra, Matlab complains the Aardvark is busy and cannot open the device.

NGL on 8 Dec 2017
Are there any plans for the release of patches or bug fixes for incompatibility issues? Matlab 2016a is also unstable. Set path function doesn't work and the whole system crushes very often

François Beauducel
François Beauducel on 1 Jan 2018
I have a deep issue with 2011b under HighSierra: besides the "common" character encoding problem, the core LSCOV function is not working:
>> ver
MATLAB Version (R2011b)
MATLAB License Number: xxxxxx
Operating System: Mac OS X Version: 10.13.2 Build: 17C88
Java VM Version: Java 1.6.0_65-b14-468-11M4833 with Apple Inc. Java
HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM mixed mode
>> lscov([rand(10,1),ones(10,1)],rand(10,1),rand(10,1))
Subscript indices must either be real positive integers or logicals.
Error in lscov (line 211)
x(perm,1:nrhs) = xx;
Of course it was working nicely under Sierra and previous OS X.
Please help !


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