Open .fig files for editing without having MatLab
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I have a code that creates plots and save each plot as both a .fig file and a .jpg file. I then created a standalone desktop app that others can use to do some batch processing of data into graphs.
Is there a way they can open the .fig files with only having Runtime installed and not a full version of MatLab in case they need to make some changes to the plot (i.e. lines colors, sizes, etc.)?
Walter Roberson on 7 Dec 2022
The interactive edit tools such as Property Inspector are not available in compiled executables.
You could write your own code that permitted them to manipulate the properties -- doing findobj() and injecting selection callbacks and similar. It might be a bit tedious.
Rik on 8 Dec 2022
You could try using GNU Octave to modify the fig file.
There are many downsides to using Octave instead of Matlab (I'm still planning to make a thread with a list some day), but for most cases it is free to use.
Not all code will work, and the apearance is a bit different, but usually simple things are plug and play. If a piece of code works in R2007b and in R2022b, you have almost 100% chance it will work in Octave.