System requirements

To use DiffPlug, you need:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 operating system
  • Approximately 150 MB of free disk space

An OS X and Linux port are currently under development.

Compatible programs (optional)

  • Mathworks® MATLAB® R2008a to R2014b
  • Mathworks® Simulink® R2008a to R2014b
  • Mathworks® Stateflow® R2008a to R2014b
  • Any version control system

File types

  • Any text file
  • Image: bmp, ico, jpg, gif, png, tiff
  • Mathworks® MATLAB® MAT-File (v6 and v7)
    • v6 is the default format from R8 to R13
    • v7 is the default format from R14 to present
    • v7.3 is not supported by DiffPlug, and MATLAB does not export to v7.3 by default.
    • see the Mathworks® website for more details.
  • Mathworks® Simulink® and Stateflow®: mdl, slx


To install DiffPlug, you must have administrative rights.

You can download the installer file here. Once the file has downloaded, double-click it to start the installation wizard. There is no need to reboot - you can run the program as soon as the wizard completes.


Optionally, you can also install the DiffPlug Explorer Extension, as described here.


If you decide to uninstall DiffPlug, you can do the following:

  1. Go to the Windows Start menu,
  2. Select Control Panel,
  3. Choose Programs and Features
  4. Find DiffPlug in the list of currently installed programs and click the Uninstall button.