Compile Matlab .m code executable
Matlab “.m” code can be compiled to an executable so that Matlab isn’t needed to run compiled Matlab code. The free Matlab Compiler Runtime is needed on the nonMatlab computer to run the binary executable from Matlab Compiler.
Caveats
Matlab Compiler does not in general speedup your Matlab code execution. Keep in mind that any executable binary generated by any means from any coding language can be disassembled to reverseengineer the underlying code, so distributing an executable instead of “.m” code does not completely secure IP from theft. Matlab Compiler is said to use AES encryption but since the method is nonpublic, there could be unknown vulnerabilities.
Configuration
The Matlab Compiler Runtime (MCR) version on each computer running the executable must match the Matlab version of the compiling Matlab. This information must be shared with executable users. The compiling computer must be on the same operating system as the MCR running computers.

Compiling computer: ensure Matlab Compiler is installed:
assert(license('test', 'compiler') == 1)

nonMatlab computers: Install MCR
Example

create test program by saving into a file
mymcc.m
function Y = mymcc() X = 0:0.01:2*3.14; Y = sin(X); plot(X,Y) title('Test of MCR') xlabel('x') ylabel('y') disp('I ran an MCR program!') end

compile
.m
file in Matlab:mcc m v mymcc.m

Run compiled Matlab program without Matlab
./run_mymcc.sh mymcc
which displays
I ran an MCR program!
along with a typical Matlab plot window showing a sine wave.

Close the plot window to end the execution of your program.
Notes
Matlab Compiler compiles existing .m Matlab script to run as an executable on another PC without Matlab.
GNU Octave
GNU Octave does not currently have the ability to compile .m
files as Matlab does.
Another way to share .m
code with nonMatlab users is to have them install free GNU Octave, which runs almost all Matlab .m
code that doesn’t use obscure specialized proprietary Matlab toolboxes.
Troubleshooting
See the readme.txt created with the mcc command above.