poincare-installation

POINCare is a standalone executable application that has been implemented with MATLAB but does not need MATLAB to run. However, you need to have the proper version of Matlab Compiler Runtime (MCR) installed on your computer. You can read about MCR from Mathwork web site. Follow the following steps to install MCR and POINCaRe. If a recent version of MATLAB is installed on your copmputer, then you already have MCR installed.  You can check the version of your MCR and go directly to setp 2 below. If there is an MCR problem, you can always come back to step 1 and install a proper MCR.


Step 1: Download and Install Matlab Compiler Runtime (MCR), if required
Skip this step if MCR or a proper version of MATLAB has already been installed on your computer. If you have MATLAB, you can type: [major, minor] = mcrversion at your MATLAB command propmt to see what is the version of MCR on your computer. 
If you don't have MATLAB, you need to install MCR on your computer (only once). MCRInstaller.exewill install MCR on your computer.
Use, one of the following methods to obtain and install the  proper version of MCR
Contact me and ask for the MCRInstaller.exe for POINCaRe version 0.1
Use a computer that has MATLAB and MATLAB compiler toolbox, locate MCRInstaller.exe on the hard drive, copy the file into your computer and run it. 
You can locate MCRInstaller on any computer using these instructions.

Step 2: Download and Install POINCaRe
Currently, there is only a 64 bit version of POINCaRe availlable for Microsoft windows. Check this page again for updates and new versions.
POINCaRe   Version 0.1   (Beta)   - Microsoft Windows 64 bit      
Download Self extracting Executable file:  Poincare_win64_b01_pkg.exe   (2.58 MB).  Requires MCR version 7.15   
Copy the file into a directory in your PC.
Double click on the file and the contents will be extracted into the same directory.
Double click on the main file Poincare_win64_b01.exe to run the program


FAQ:
Question 1. How I can locate the MCRInstaller on a computer that has MATLAB?
Question 2. What is my current version of MCR?
Question 3. What is the version of MCR that corresponds to the version of MATLAB compiler I am using?


Question 1. How I can locate the MCRInstaller on a computer that has MATLAB?

In MATLAB 7.5 (R2007b) and newer, the following command can be used to determine where the installer is located:
mcrinstaller
For older versions of MATLAB, the MCRInstaller.exe is located in the folder:
$MATLABROOT\toolbox\compiler\deploy\$ARCH
where $MATLABROOT is the MATLAB root directory and $ARCH is the system architecture (such as win32, win64, glnx86 etc.). The MATLAB root directory may be determined by entering the command: matlabroot at the MATLAB command prompt.


Question 2. What is my current version of MATLAB copiler runtime (MCR)?
You can type: [major, minor] = mcrversion at your MATLAB command propmt to see what is the version of MCR on your computer. 


Question 3. What is the version of MATLAB Compiler Runtime (MCR that corresponds to the version of MATLAB compiler I am using?
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MATLAB            | MATLAB        | MATLAB   | 
Release           | Component     | Compiler | 
                  | Runtime (MCR) | Version  | 
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R14    (7.0)      | 7.0           | 4.0      | 
R14SP1 (7.0.1)    | 7.1           | 4.1      | 
R14SP2 (7.0.4)    | 7.2           | 4.2      | 
R14SP3 (7.1)      | 7.3           | 4.3      | 
R2006a (7.2)      | 7.4           | 4.4      | 
R2006b (7.3)      | 7.5           | 4.5      | 
R2007a (7.4)      | 7.6           | 4.6      | 
R2007b (7.5)      | 7.7           | 4.7      | 
R2008a (7.6)      | 7.8           | 4.8      | 
R2008b (7.7)      | 7.9           | 4.9      | 
R2009a (7.8)      | 7.10          | 4.10     | 
R2009b (7.9)      | 7.11          | 4.11     | 
R2009bSP1 (7.9.1) | 7.12          | 4.12     | 
R2010a (7.10)     | 7.13          | 4.13     | 
R2010b(7.11)      | 7.14          | 4.14     |
R2010bSP1 (7.11.1)| 7.14.1        | 4.14.1   |
R2011a(7.12)      | 7.15          | 4.15     |
R2011b(7.13)      | 7.16          | 4.16     |
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