Is MATLAB supported on Apple Silicon Macs?
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MathWorks Support Team on 9 Nov 2020
Macs with an Apple silicon processor such as the Apple M1 have two ways to run applications. Applications built for Apple silicon run natively, while apps built for Intel processors run in the Rosetta 2 environment. Which method does MATLAB support?
MathWorks Support Team on 4 Apr 2022
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 4 Apr 2022
MATLAB R2020b Update 3 and later are supported on Apple silicon Macs through the Rosetta 2 translation environment. Earlier releases of MATLAB may run but are not fully supported.
There are two products which are available on Intel-based Macs but are not compatible with the Rosetta 2 environment: Polyspace and Simulink Desktop Real-Time.
Native Apple Silicon
A beta version of MATLAB R2022a running natively on Apple silicon is available here.
More Answers (32)
BH on 18 Nov 2020
I installed 2020b on my M1 MBP today. Just thought I’d post here to let you know it runs even if it’s not officially supported
Moritz Kb on 12 Dec 2020
It works fine on the new MBA although battery consumption is huge, meaning 3hrs from 100% to 0%.
Hopefully this will improve when it’s running natively... Also 2D and 3D times in ‘bench’ are very Slow probably because they don’t run on the GPU cores?
Ongun Palaoglu on 1 Feb 2021
I am using mac mini m1, it was very good. right now it is very slow, clicking on function takes a delay. i dont understand why
milad karimshoushtari on 1 Nov 2021
Matlab 2021b benchmarks; Left side MacBook Pro 16 inch 2019 6-core i7, and right side MacBook Pro with M1 pro 8 core.
The performance in very similar on both machines. I tried running a lot of scripts and simulink models but the performance difference was negligible.
In my opinion, matlab performance has not been improved much over the last couple of years and a natively and "Fully" supported version of matlab for apple silicon is very much necessery. And by "Fully" I mean gpu support and many toolboxes that could be supported for macos but they are only available for windows.
Annie Leonhart on 8 Dec 2020
All you need to do to make it work is go to "show package content" Matlab/xxxx/bin/maci64/matlabwindow.app that's pretty much it. Click that and it'll run. Nothing special you need to do. Create an alias on your dock.
Been using 2020b for weeks with 0 issues. Runs just as good as it does on PC. Fully functional.