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Share MATLAB Runtime Instances

In a shared MATLAB® Runtime instance or Singleton runtime, you create an instance of the MATLAB Runtime that can be shared among all subsequent class instances within a component.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Singleton

In most cases, a singleton MATLAB Runtime will provide many more advantages than disadvantages.

Singleton Advantages

If you have multiple users running from a specific instance of MATLAB, using a singleton will most likely:

  • Utilize system memory more efficiently

  • Decrease MATLAB Runtime start-up or initialization time

Singleton Disadvantages

Using a singleton may not benefit you if your application uses a large number of global variables. This causes crosstalk.