How To Clean Uninstall MATLAB on Mac

Author Tasnia Salinas By Tasnia Salinas, on January 31, 2020, in Mac Uninstaller

What Is MATLAB? MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks. MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, C#, Java (Uninstall Java Mac), Fortran and Python (Uninstall Python Mac).

Why uninstalling MATLAB on Mac? MATLAB has a number of competitors and alternatives, such as commercial Mathematica, TK Solver, Maple, and free open sourced GNU Octave, Scilab, FreeMat, and SageMath. So if you have better option for numerical computing development deploy tool, then follow this quick tutorial to learn how to completely uninstall MATLAB on macOS Mojave (How To Uninstall Postgres (PostgreSQL) on Mac).

How To Uninstall MATLAB on Mac

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Part 1: How To Uninstall MATLAB on Mac Manually

MATLAB includes the Live Editor for creating scripts that combine code, output, and formatted text in an executable notebook. To uninstall MATLAB on a Mac, you can simply drag it to Trash but this will leave a mess of leftover junk. Follow steps below to learn how to clean uninstall MATLAB on Mac manually (How To Uninstall Disk Drill on Mac).

  • Step 1: Quit MATLAB and stop all MATLAB related components in Activity Monitor > Open Finder app on Mac > Applications > MATLAB > Move MATLAB to Trash:
  • How To Uninstall MATLAB on Mac
  • Step 2: To clean up MATLAB file extensions (including MATLAB, Simulink, Simscape, MuPAD, etc), user preferences and other orphaned data, open Finder > Go > Go To Folder > Enter ~/Library/Application/Support/MATLAB/
  • How To Uninstall MATLAB on Mac
  • Step 3: Search all the MATLAB files by digging into each folder. Most of them are stored in: Application Support | Caches | Containers | Frameworks | Logs | Preferences | Saved | Application State | WebKit
  • How To Uninstall MATLAB on Mac
  • Step 4: Clean up the files associated with MATLAB to Trash > Empty Trash and restart your Mac to finish the removal of MATLAB on your Mac.
  • How To Uninstall MATLAB on Mac Manually

Part 2: How To Clean Uninstall MATLAB on Mac [Time-Saving Method]

When you start MATLAB, it automatically adds the userpath folder to the search path. This would be a nightmare if you try to uninstall MATLAB on your Mac manually. Omni Remover is an expert MATLAB Uninstaller software that can uninstall MATLAB and other stubborn applications on your Mac with just few clicks. Here are the detailed steps about how to uninstall MATLAB with Omni Remover. Free Download


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    Click here to download Omni Remover > Install and Open Omni Remover on your Mac.

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    In Omni Remover > App Uninstall > Choose MATLAB icon > Clean Uninstall.

    How To Completely Uninstall MATLAB on Mac Step 2
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    Then Omni Remover will start scanning all MATLAB data/files > After it finished scanning, click Clean Uninstall to start removing MATLAB Client from your Mac.

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