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Running SVReg and BDP on Yosemite (OS X 10.10)

The latest versions of OS X, Yosemite and El Capitan, may cause the SVReg and BDP programs, which are compiled MATLAB R2015b code, to stop working.

There is a simple 3-step fix for this:

1. Update XQuartz to 2.7.8
You can do this by either launching XQuartz (it will give you the opportunity to update) or go directly to to download the update.

2. link X11 from /opt to /usr
Note: This step may no longer be necessary.
The MATLAB Runtime Compiler library looks for X11 in a different location than OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) installs it. Open a terminal window (to do this, open Finder and type terminal) and run this command to link the X11 libraries to the location that MATLAB expects (you will need sudo privileges):

sudo ln -s /opt/X11/ /usr/X11

3. install the legacy version of Java 6
See to download this update.

More details on OS X 10.10 and MATLAB can be found on these pages from Mathworks: