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Q: Should I download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of MATLAB?


In general, you should download the 64-bit version of MATLAB if your computer has a 64-bit processor and a 64-bit operating system. According to the MathWorks roadmap, they are moving away from 32-bit support on most platforms.

Macintosh Users

The 32-bit ("maci") version of MATLAB will not be updated after R2010a. All future versions of MATLAB require a 64-bit processor. For information about your processor, choose "About This Mac" from the Apple menu.

All Intel Macintosh computers have a 64-bit processor except:

  • Intel Core Duo (not the same as "Core 2 Duo")
  • Intel Core Solo

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August 16, 2010

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