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How to upload Matlab program to Raspberry Pi 2 and execute it in the Raspberry Pi directly ? is it even possible ?

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Hatef on 14 Oct 2015
Commented: Dp on 20 Sep 2020
I am currently doing my final year project and I have been asked to develop a program in Matlab simulink and then upload the program into the Raspberry Pi 2 so It would be acting as a standalone device. The nature of my program is image processing.


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Mohith Prabhu
Mohith Prabhu on 10 Oct 2018
With the R2018b release of MATLAB, you can deploy your MATLAB code on Raspberry Pi as a standalone executable.
Refer the Deploying MATLAB functions on Raspberry Pi for more information.


Dp on 22 Jul 2020
I can not buy MATLAB Coder or not even GPU Coder (I know tGPU coder wont help for RPi) so what are the othere option. Can I deploy direclt .mat file into the RPi?
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Jul 2020
I have a vague memory (that would need to be cross-checked) that for Raspberry Pi (but not arduino) it is possible to copy .mat files over and to read from them on the Pi, but only variables that are purely numeric (possibly restricted further to double.) I have never tried to deploy anything at all to the Pi (I have one here, but I have been busy trying to get Arduino to work.)
Dp on 20 Sep 2020
Hi Walter
I just found the problem that why I was not able to deploy code in RPi, because I was using standard Image of Linux rather I should use the MatLab one(when we download RPi from Adds-on).
Thanks for your kind responce.

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mahsamba on 27 May 2016
Hi. I have a Matlab code that I want to run on raspberry pi. However, I saw here that matlab doesn't run on raspberry pi. I have the pedestrian detection code, how can that be run real time on a micro-controller? Can you please recommend another microcontroller if possible? Thank you


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youssouf moussa
youssouf moussa on 12 Mar 2019
hi is it possible With the R2018a not R2018b , to deploy your MATLAB code on Raspberry Pi as i saw answererd that it is possible with R2018b as a standalone executable?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 9 Oct 2019
No. Before R2018b you had to either use Simulink with Raspberry as the target, or else use MATLAB Coder with generic "C" target, and write your own code to interface to any operating system functions or devices such as the display.

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