Direct w/Matlab – Mac

As mentioned in the pre-requisites for AutoGate, it requires Matlab to work. When you download AutoGate from, it will install Matlab R2020a/R2017a for you. If you prefer to install on your own, refer the 2020a instructions or 2019a instructions. These instructions also include steps to launch AutoGate.

Below instructions are for running AutoGate with the latest version of Matlab – R2021b on Mac OS. Instructions for Windows OS is available here

1. Download Matlab R2021b runtime from

This is a once off install and doens’t have to be repeated when there’s a newer version of AutoGate.

1) It takes ~30 mins to complete the download (depending on your computer configuration and network speed)

2) Go to Downloads folder and extract the zip

3) Open the MATLAB_Runtime_R2012a_Update_2_maci64.dmg file

4) Open the Install file

5) As it’s downloaded from a trusted site, click Open

6) Provide your computer admin credentails when prompted

7) It takes ~5 mins for the Matlab Install Wizard to show up. No changes / action required here or in any of the installation steps.

8) Click on the Next button in all the screens to complete the installation.

2. Download from

1) Go to Downloads folder and right click > open on AutoGate2021b.tar to unzip

2) Open

3) Though is from a trusted source, Mac computer displays this warning message. Click Cancel

4) Again open from the downloads folder. This time, click Open

5) AutoGate with Matlab 2021b will launch.

Note: When there is a new version of AutoGate available, you will be alerted on launching AutoGate. Upon your confirmation, the updates will be automatically downloaded for you.