XMapTools is a MATLAB©-based program that requires MATLAB© to be executed. Unfortunately, there is no compiled version of XMapTools availble so far and users must have a version of MATLAB© installed. NB: For students, a cheap MATLAB© student version can be purchased in the Mathwork website.


XMapTools can be used with MATLAB© version 7.5 release R2007b or more recent releases. It has been developed on a MacBook Pro using MATLAB© R2012a and it has been intensively tested on MATLAB© R2014b and on Windows 7 with MATLAB© R2013b.

XMapTools 2.3.1 seems to be fully compatible with MATLAB© R2017b. The program checks which MATLAB© version is used and run the recommended GUI: VER_XMapTools_750 from MATLAB© 2009b to MATLAB© 2014a and VER_XMapTools_804 from MATLAB© 2014b to MATLAB© 2017b. This compatibility check ensures a better compatibility of XMapTools with the recent versions of MATLAB© in which a new graphical engine has been deployed.

XMapTools does not require any additional MATLAB© toolbox such as Statistic, Image Processing toolboxes. However, we strongly recommend to have such toolboxes that may provide useful functions if you want to go further than what XMapTools does.

Warning (Dec. 2018): Starting at the next major release (probably XMapTools 2.7), MATLAB R2014b or a more recent version will be required. XMapTools will not longer receive updates if used within old MATLAB environments (pre-R2014b). Please consider upgrading your MATLAB to ensure full compatibility with the most advanced version of XMapTools!