Lets say I have a moderately complex calculation that is limited by the CPU, requires no "crap" (e.g., graphics, user input, symbolic math, and GPU processing) and is fully compliant with the limitations of the MATLAB compiler and the MATLAB coder. If I want to run this application on N machines (each with a license of MATLAB) do I run MATLAB, compile it and run the executable with MCR, or use the coder and run the executable?
My hunch is that the coder will produce slightly/significantly slower code, but then again, maybe the coder is really smart and it will produce faster code.
Maybe the questions are: If you have an abundance of MATLAB licenses is there any reason to use the compiler or coder? Are there disadvantages of using the compiler or coder?