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Dependency Analysis Using MATLAB Compiler

MATLAB® Compiler™ uses a dependency analysis function to determine the list of necessary files to include in the generated package. Sometimes, this process generates a large list of files, particularly when MATLAB object classes exist in the compilation and the dependency analyzer cannot resolve overloaded methods at package time. Dependency analysis also processes include/exclude files on each pass.

Tip

To improve package time performance and lessen application size, prune the path with the mcc command’s -N and -p flags. You can also specify Files required for your application in the compiler app or use the AdditionalFiles option in a compiler.build function.

Function Dependency

The dependency analyzer searches for executable content such as:

  • MATLAB files

  • P-files

    Note

    If the MATLAB file corresponding to the p-file is not available, the dependency analysis cannot determine the p-file’s dependencies.

  • .fig files

  • MEX-files

Data File Dependency

In addition to executable content listed above, MATLAB Compiler can detect and automatically include files that your MATLAB functions access by calling any of these functions: audioinfo, audioread, csvread, daqread, dlmread, fileread, fopen, imfinfo, importdata, imread, load, matfile, mmfileinfo, open, readtable, type, VideoReader, xlsfinfo, xlsread, xmlread, and xslt.

To ensure that a specific file is included, specify the full path to the file as a character array in the function.

fileread('D:\Work\MATLAB\Project\myfile.ext')

The compiler app automatically adds these data files to the Files required for your application to run area.

Exclude Files From Package

To ignore data files during dependency analysis, use one or more of the following options. For examples on how to use these options together, see %#exclude.

  • Use the %#exclude pragma in your MATLAB code to ignore a file or function during dependency analysis.

  • Use the -X flag in your mcc command to ignore all data files detected during dependency analysis.

  • Use the AutoDetectDataFiles option in a compiler.build function to control whether data files are automatically included in the package. Setting this to false/'off'/0 is equivalent to using -X.

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