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Is it possible to run specific lines from a different script?

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gsourop
gsourop on 23 Dec 2020
Answered: Walter Roberson on 23 Dec 2020
Dear everyone,
I would like to ask if it possible to code to run specific lines from a script saved in a different directory (than the one I am currently working on) in Matlab?
Thanks in advance.

Answers (2)

Hiro
Hiro on 23 Dec 2020
You need to make the script as function and add the directory of the script to your path as follows:
addpath(genpath("different_directory_path"))

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 23 Dec 2020
Yes. You can read the script as a file, and locate the desired lines, not saving the lines you do not want. Then you can eval() the text.
The portion you extract would have to be self-contained -- e.g., if you extracted a portion that had an "if" but stopped extracting before the corresponding "end" then you would have problems with the eval()
I would suggest to you that this would seldom be a good idea.

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