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Problems with MATLAB Engine API for Java

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Manuel Rios
Manuel Rios on 18 Feb 2017
Answered: Bo Li on 15 Mar 2017
I am trying to compile this piece of code:
import com.mathworks.engine.*;
public class javaEvalFunc {
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
MatlabEngine eng = MatlabEngine.startMatlab();
eng.evalAsync("[X, Y] = meshgrid(-2:0.2:2);");
eng.evalAsync("Z = X .* exp(-X.^2 - Y.^2);");
Object[] Z = eng.getVariable("Z");
I found it on this web page: Java Engine
As you can see I need a reference to com.mathworks.engine.*;
This Page Info says that the .jar file that I need to Add is in this Path:
But in my computer I just have a folder called phyton in this path
Where can I find the .jar file that I need ?
I am using Eclipse IDE by the way. thanks.


Chibing Gng
Chibing Gng on 20 Feb 2017
could you find a solution? I have the same problem. By the way, it is 2016b
manan lalit
manan lalit on 2 Mar 2017
I have the same issue. I used the code written by Manuel and ran it on Eclipse after adding the external Engine JAR file from MATLAB 2016b, and ran into the following error.
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/mathworks/mvm/MvmTerminatedException
at application.Main.main(
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.mathworks.mvm.MvmTerminatedException
Can anyone help or have suggestions about what else I could try?
Anushan Vasantharajah
Anushan Vasantharajah on 2 Mar 2017
I also have the same problem. Any one know the answer? :( please guys give some idea to sole the problem.

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Accepted Answer

Guillaume on 2 Mar 2017
It would help if you used the documentation that come with your version. In R2016a, you will find no mention of the java engine, and that's because it's been introduced in R2016 (See the release notes under advanced software development).
You will have to upgrade to R2016b.


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Bo Li
Bo Li on 15 Mar 2017
With a simple test "" like this:
import com.mathworks.engine.*;
public class CNN
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception{
MatlabEngine eng = MatlabEngine.startMatlab();
double[] a = {2.0 ,4.0, 6.0};
double[] roots = eng.feval("sqrt", a);
Following commands work for me:
C:\JavaEngine\src>javac -classpath <matlabroot>\\extern\\engines\\java\\jar\\engine.jar
C:\JavaEngine\src>set PATH=<matlabroot>\\bin\\win64;%PATH%
C:\JavaEngine\src>java -classpath .;<matlabroot>\\extern\\engines\\java\\jar\\engine.jar


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