Product Releases

Supported and Compatible Compilers – Release 2013a

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' Web sites for further information.

Windows (32-bit)

On 32-bit Windows, the lcc C compiler is installed along with MATLAB, providing out-of-the-box support for most MathWorks products. Further options are available as outlined in this table.

MATLAB Product Family – Release 2013a

Compiler MATLAB MATLAB Compiler MATLAB Builder EX MATLAB Builder NE MATLAB Builder JA MATLAB Coder SimBiology Fixed-Point Designer
For MEX-file compilation and external usage of MATLAB Engine and MAT-file APIs For C and C++ shared libraries For all features For all features For all features For all features For accelerated computation For accelerated computation
lcc-win32 v2.4.1
Included with MATLAB
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Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1
Available at no charge; requires .NET Framework 4.0
Check Check Check Check 4   Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Professional Check Check Check Check 4   Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Professional SP1 Check Check Check Check 4   Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Professional SP1 1 Check Check Check Check 4   Check Check Check
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3 Check              
Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check              
Open Watcom v1.8 2 9
Available at no charge
Check         Check Check Check
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 3 Check              
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check              
Microsoft .NET Framework SDK 2.0, 3.0, 3.5
Available at no charge
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Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.6
Available at no charge
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Simulink Product Family – Release 2013a

Compiler Simulink Simulink Simulink Stateflow Simulink Coder Embedded Coder xPC Target Simulink Code Inspector
For S-Function compilation For model referencing, Accelerator mode, and MATLAB Function blocks For Rapid Accelerator mode For all features For all features When targeting the host OS For all features For all features
Lcc-win32 v2.4.1
Included with MATLAB
Check Check Check Check Check Check   Check
Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1
Available at no charge; requires .NET Framework 4.0
Check Check Check Check Check 8 Check 8 Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Professional Check 10 Check 10 Check 10 Check 10 Check Check   Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Professional SP1 Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Professional SP1 1 Check Check Check Check Check Check Check Check
Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 3 Check             Check
Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check             Check
Open Watcom v1.8 2
Available at no charge
Check Check   Check Check Check    
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 3 Check 6           Check 7  
Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2011 1 3 Check 6           Check 7  

Notes for the Windows (32-bit) Platform

  1. Support for this version of this compiler will be discontinued in a future release, at which time a new version will be supported. Consult the platform road map for more information.
  2. Support for this version of this compiler will be discontinued in a future release. Support for C++ exception handling is limited. You can find more information in Solution 1-4OKNSV. MATLAB Coder with OpenWatcom supports MEX builds only.
  3. Intel compilers depend on tools provided by Microsoft. The following combinations are supported:

      Microsoft Windows SDK 7.1 Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional (32-bit) Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional SP1 (32-bit) Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Professional Edition (32-bit) Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Shell (32-bit)
    Intel C++ Composer XE 2013 Check Check Check    
    Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 Check   Check Check  
    Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2013 Check Check Check    
    Intel Visual Fortran Composer XE 2011 Check   Check Check Check
  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 Builder NE supports building .NET assemblies but not COM objects when using the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK without Microsoft Visual Studio.
  6. 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.
  7. xPC Target supports Fortran code in Simulink models using C-MEX wrapper S-Functions.
  8. .sln project generation is not supported when using the Microsoft Windows SDK.
  9. MATLAB Coder with OpenWatcom supports MEX builds only.
  10. See bug report 931218 for information on limitations in Visual Studio 2012 integration with Simulink and Stateflow.