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How to edit *.m files on Matlab Mobile?

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Hi! Is it possible to edit *.m files on MATLAB Mobile (I'm using iPad version)? The command "edit file.m" doesn't work. Thank you in advance!
Regards, Pavel

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Michael Katz
Michael Katz on 18 Jan 2012
There is no way to edit files with MATLAB Mobile. Well, at least not without directly manipulating the text in the workspace with functions like textscan and fprintf.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 18 Jan 2012
The rest of the wording suggests that Michael meant to say "There is no way currently [...]"
Michael Katz
Michael Katz on 20 Jan 2012
Sorry. That's what I get for answering without enough coffee. I've updated my statement, thanks.

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Pradeep on 25 Oct 2016

The current versions of the app (both iOS and Android) provide an editor to create new files and edit existing files. Download these here:



Henrik Asplund
Henrik Asplund on 27 Jan 2012
I use the following setup on my Mac and iPad for editing .m files:
  • SSH enabled on Mac
  • For editing the .m files I use Textastic code editor on iPad. It can upload/download the files over SFTP to/from the Matlab directory on my Mac, and can highlight Matlab .m syntax
  • Matlab mobile is connected to the Matlab on my Mac in the usual way.
Basically all you need is a code editor on the mobile device and a way to easily transfer the files over e.g. SSH to the right folder. Then you just download the .m file, edit it and put it back.
I assume this setup can be used with Windows and Linux, too.
Pavel on 27 Jan 2012
Thank you, Henrik!
Currently, I'm doing it in a similar way. I'm just using Dropbox to transfer/synchronize my *.m files with my windows and linux computers.
Shayan Hakimi
Shayan Hakimi on 30 Oct 2015
What is the SFTP port and address of MATLAB mobile cloud?

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David Fischer
David Fischer on 23 Apr 2016
Good tip on using DropBox. If you're on a Mac and want Dropbox to be synced with Matlab Drive, so edits in an outside editor are available for use in Matlab Mobile, you can use MacDropAny:
If you like using the Command Line, see here to do this manually:
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James Baker
James Baker on 17 Apr 2021
ahhhhh good suggestion... was wondering about this exact thing! thank

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