Basic program files
Scripts are the simplest type of program file. They are useful for automating a series of MATLAB® commands, such as computations that you have to perform repeatedly from the command line or series of commands you have to reference.
- Create Scripts
Create a script in a new file or from commands in the Command History.
- Add Comments to Code
Add comments to describe your code and allow others to understand it.
- Find and Replace Text in Files and Go to Location
Find and replace text in the current file or multiple files, automatically rename variables or functions, and go to a location in a file.
- Edit and Format Code
Use column selection, code autocompletions, refactoring, indentation, and code folding to edit your code and make it easier to read.
- Create and Run Sections in Code
Divide MATLAB code files into sections and run all sections or run each section individually.
- Save and Back Up Code
Save and automatically create backup copies of files in the Editor and Live Editor.
Adding Inputs and Output
- Scripts vs. Functions
Code files can be scripts that simply execute a series of MATLAB statements, or they can be functions that also accept input arguments and produce output.
- Add Functions to Scripts
Add functions to scripts to reuse code within a script and avoid creating and managing separate function files.
- Publish and Share MATLAB Code
MATLAB provides options for presenting your code to others, including using publishing and creating live scripts and functions in the Live Editor.