I cannot install matlab 2011a student on yosemite. I click on the OSX installer, a matlab screen pops up then goes away.

Has anyone install 2011a on OSX Yosemite ?


No, you can't. MALAB R2014b is the only version that officially supports Yosemite. That said, I do have seen several workarounds that enable you to temporarily use the older-version MATLAB.


I post Gigon Bae recommendation from Mac website! I tried with Yosemite and Matlab 2011b and it worked!

Aug 20, 2014 6:39 AM

I was trying to install MATLAB R2013a on my macbook (OSX 10.9) and had the same problem.

I finally found a solution without uninstall other versions of java from oracle.

  1. double-click .dmg file (installer)
  2. copy all files in the dmg file into a folder.
  3. run Terminal and go to the folder. and type 'chmod +w install'
  4. type 'vi install' (edit 'install' text file)
  5. find the following text # Ask for a 64-bit Java 1.6 (or higher) VM DEFAULT_JRE_LOC=$JAVA_HOME_CMD -v 1.6* -d64 -F
  6. change '1.6+' to '1.6*' (specifying a lower version[jdk se6] of java which would be Apple Java SE 6.
  7. save the file (install)
  8. run 'install' file by double-clicking

If Apple Java SE 6 is not installed, please visit http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 (be sure you installed this)

Hope this helps.

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