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Matlab 2012b on Windows 8?

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Razvan on 14 Dec 2012
I want to update my OS to Windows 8 but I would like to know first if anyone noticed any issues in Matlab on Windows 8. Are there any known bugs? Also is there any noticeable change in processing speed?

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 13 Feb 2013
Hi Razvan,
We have a few people here in my department using it and we haven't noticed any issues.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 14 Dec 2012
Edited: Image Analyst on 14 Dec 2012
You can inspect bug reports yourself: None of the 250 bugs listed specifically mention Windows 8. (And luckily there are none listed for the Image Processing Toolbox either.)

Jonas on 13 Feb 2013
Edited: Jonas on 13 Feb 2013
I just installed it on a windows 8 machine... And I have bugs with figures (figures with subplots and colorbars, and the numbers (on the axis) are written numerous times, whereas I just use normal commands:
shading interp
title('Raw chrmtgm')
I don't know if any one has a solution?) (But interestingly, this seems to be a display problem, when I save it (using "print"), it gives a normal looking figure) (but I noticed that this matlab version is not said to be windows 8 compatible... Maybe the next one will?) It's a pity, before I used matlab on Ubuntu 12.04 and was there unable to modify the size of the legends/axis labels (everything was so small it wasn't legible)...
Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 13 Feb 2013
@Jonas, these sound like typical OpenGL rendering issues unrelated to OS but more related to the graphics drivers. First update your graphics drivers, if that doesn't work try using:
>>opengl software
Or switching the renderer to one of the others.
Jonas on 14 Feb 2013
Edited: Jonas on 14 Feb 2013
@ Razvan: apparently you have the same problem as me, as described by Wolski; it used to work just fine on Windows XP, and without numerous numbers (just too small when saving) on Ubuntu 12.04. And after doing what Wolski suggested it's working just fine on Windows 8 too.
@ Wolski: thank you very much! This solved the problem (updating the graphics drivers didn't work, but using just the command "opengl software" in matlab solved the issue!)

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