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Re: [HTCondor-users] Matlab on Condor (Windows)

I've just got this to work with Matlab R2012a 64-bit on Windows 7 64-bit under Condor 7.6.6. This

is the .bat wrapper:



set SCRIPT=%1

set MATLABEXE=c:\matlab2012\bin\win64\matlab


set MATLAB=c:\matlab2012


set TMP=%CD%

set TEMP=%CD%




mkdir "My Documents"

mkdir "My Documents\MATLAB"


set PATH=%WINDIR%\system32

set PATH=c:\matlab2012\bin\win64;%PATH%


start /wait %MATLABEXE% -noFigureWindows -nodesktop -nosplash -nojvm -r %SCRIPT%



When I used the -wait option it complained about a clash with the -nojvm option. When I

got rid of -nojvm it said it didn't recognise -wait although it still seemed to work. Anyway

I've stuck with start /wait to be on the safe side. Pleasingly there are no error messages or

warnings returned now.


hope this helps,





From: htcondor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:htcondor-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rochford, Steve
Sent: 07 January 2013 10:39
To: htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [HTCondor-users] Matlab on Condor (Windows)


We’ve previously run Matlab very successfully on our Windows setup but now we’re having problems – matlab jobs don’t complete.


Unfortunately, we’ve upgraded both Matlab (2012a) and Condor (7.8.2) over the summer so I’m not sure which (if either) is causing the problem.


A sample command we’re trying to run is:


matlab.exe -nodesktop -noFigureWindows -nosplash -wait -nojvm -r go


where “go” is the name of a .m file in the current directory.


The files we need are getting copied to an execute node, I can see (by using pslist) that Matlab is starting but it’s not actually executing the code in go.m (the first line of go.m creates a text file for results; that’s not being created)


The matlab.exe which is on the path is just some kind of loader which runs c:\matlab\R2012a\bin\win64\MATLAB.exe and that actually runs the code so I’ve tried using this command instead:


c:\matlab\R2012a\bin\win64\MATLAB.exe -nodesktop -noFigureWindows -nosplash -wait -nojvm -r go


but this doesn’t run to completion either.


If I just log on to a computer interactively, copy the contents of a stalled execute directory to it and try and run the submitted command then it works fine.


Does anyone have experience of using Matlab like this?