|Release 13 Release Notes|
For Release 13, all the features described in these Release Notes and in the Release 13 documentation are supported in full for the following platforms:
The MathWorks Web site provides a complete description of system requirements for MathWorks products.
|Note As in Release 11 and Release 12, there are some minor differences between Windows and UNIX for specific tools, as documented for those tools.|
Macintosh Platform Release Notes
The Macintosh-specific information for this release of MATLAB® is organized in one document, called Installing and Using MATLAB on Mac OS X. This document describes
In the Help browser, you can access Installing and Using MATLAB on Mac OS X under "Installation" near the top of the Contents pane.
Windows 95 No Longer Supported
MathWorks products in Release 13 no longer support Microsoft Windows 95.
|Note In the next major release, The MathWorks will discontinue support for Windows 98 and Millenium Edition (ME). We do not recommend using Windows 98 or ME and strongly encourage migration to Windows 2000 or Windows XP at your earliest convenience.|
Differences for the HP and IBM Platforms
Because of problems with the Java VM, there are limitations for MATLAB on the HP and IBM platforms.
|HP 11.0 (HP UX)
|Graphical user interfaces that are based on Java, such as the MATLAB desktop, are not available. Access to Java from MATLAB is supported.
|HP 10.2 (HP 700)
||Java-based tools and applications are not supported.
Alternatives for most tools are available and are documented in the following table. The table summarizes the products with limitations for these platforms.
|Note The platform limitations for Release 13 include the same limitations as existed in Release 12 (with the exception of the Filter Design Toolbox, which no longer has platform limitations on HP and IBM). In addition, some new graphical user interfaces added in Release 13 have limitations on the HP and IBM platforms.|
For details on limitations and the alternatives, see the sections of the online version of the Release Notes for the product(s) of interest to you. If a product is not listed in the following table, it has no platform limitations.
||Limitations on HP and IBM Platforms
|The MATLAB desktop and many of its tools are not supported. For details, see Development Environment Limitations in the MATLAB Release Notes.
|The Basic Fitting interface is not supported. Instead, use the command line curve fitting capabilities.
|The Property Editor and Data Statistics tools are not supported. For details, see Graphics Limitations in the MATLAB Release Notes.
|To print, use the Release 11 Page Setup, Print Setup, and Print dialog boxes.
|Not supported. Instead, use functions to create graphical user interfaces.
|Control System Toolbox
||The Toolbox Preferences Editor and Response Property Editor are not supported. The LTI Viewer Preferences Editor is supported with a reduced set of features (no tools to set preferences for grids, fonts, colors, or phase wrapping).
The following features are not supported for the SISO Design Tool:
In addition, the SISO Tool Export window has fewer choices available for export.
||Not supported on the HP 10.2 (HP 700) platform.
|Image Processing Toolbox
|Neural Network Toolbox
||The Neural Network Tool, a graphical user interface for the Neural Network Toolbox, is not supported. You can achieve the same functionality by using the MATLAB Command Window.
|Virtual Reality Toolbox
||Not supported on HP and IBM.
||The following Simulink features are not supported:
||Instead of the Model Parameter Configuration dialog box, the Tunable Parameters dialog box is used.
|Simulink Performance Tools
||The Model Differences Tool is not supported.
|Requirements Management Interface
||Same limitations as Simulink.
Problems Entering Accented Characters on Linux
On Linux platforms, using an accent key to accent a character in a two-stroke sequence in a MATLAB window, such as ^e for ê or ~n for ñ, may cause MATLAB to hang. To avoid this problem in MATLAB, use
With Simulink, avoid the use of these keystrokes. To use characters such as the caret ^ when it is mapped as a dead-accent key, you must paste it into the MATLAB IDE from a non MATLAB window, such as an xterm, or use the
mpower functions directly.
Problems Entering Accented Characters on UNIX Platforms
Keys for accented characters, such as Ü on German keyboards and Å on Swedish keyboards, are ignored in the IDE. Pasting these characters into MATLAB windows results in the character value 128 instead of the actual character value. For example, pasting the string
double('ÅÄÖåäöü') into MATLAB appears as
|Maximum Name Length Changed for Variables, Functions, Files||Installation Notes|