Matlab and MacOS Catalina

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As of today, it is possible to download and install MacOS Catalina. Is there an official document/communication from Mathworks about Matlab compatibility with MacOS Catalina?
There is a pre-existing thread on this topic ( but I have not found a satisfactory answer on it, and also that information may be outdated now, given that MacOS Catalina has now been finalised.
Thank you
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Bhavna Rajasekaran
Bhavna Rajasekaran on 2 Dec 2019
I have Mojave and did not yet switch to Catelina. However, there was a security update apparaently compatible with Mojave and Catelina.
Now every time Matlab (R2019b) crashes during code runs. These codes were running fine until 2days ago. Anyone faced such an issue? Any work around solutions for this please?
Thank you,

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Stefanie Schwarz
Stefanie Schwarz on 22 Nov 2019
Hi Daniele,
MATLAB R2019b officially supports MacOS Catalina.
Earlier versions of MATLAB do not officially support macOS Catalina. They may work, but we do not guarantee full compatibility with these releases on macOS Catalina.
Please see the following MATLAB Answers post from our support team for more information:
HTH, Stefanie
Yuhan Li
Yuhan Li on 2 May 2020
yesterday, i cannot use "syms" code in R2019a, but after i install R2019b, i can use it. However, i am unable to open R2019b.

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Jonathan Audy
Jonathan Audy on 8 Oct 2019
so far on Catalina I have found that any attempt to zoom a simulink scope waveform results in locking up of Matlab. For me this happens on 2019a and 2019b. But 2018a works fine on Catalina.

Jason Kaine
Jason Kaine on 10 Oct 2020
I have made it work on Catalina. The 2015b version of mac. But for the sake of supporting the matlab community, I won't post the solution.
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Ricardo Jara
Ricardo Jara on 11 Jul 2021
Oh, could you please tell me how did you install it? My university gave me only the 2015a version and I can´t install it on Catalina.

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