|Desktop Tools and Development Environment
Editing and Debugging M-Files
MATLAB provides powerful tools for creating, editing, and debugging files, as detailed here. For information about the MATLAB language and writing M-files, see the MATLAB Programming documentation.
|Begin with Existing Code
Before you begin writing MATLAB programs, consider starting with existing code, and then modifying that code using the MATLAB Editor/Debugger. Code resources include your own Command Window and History, and existing M-files, demos, and examples.
|Ways to Edit and Debug M-Files
||You can use the MATLAB Editor/Debugger with MATLAB, use the MATLAB stand-alone Editor without running MATLAB, use another editor you already have, and use debugging functions in the Command Window. In the Editor/Debugger, you can edit M-files as well as other file types.
|Starting, Customizing, and Closing the Editor/Debugger
||Create new files, open existing files, open files without starting MATLAB, arrange document windows, and set preferences.
|Creating, Editing, and Running Files
||Control the appearance of files during editing, navigate in files, run M-files, and save, print, and close files.
||Find errors and use debugging features.
|Rapid Code Iteration Using Cells
||Readily experiment with changes to your M-files by modifying and running sections of the files, called cells, and by incrementally modifying values.
| || Preferences for the Current Directory Browser|| ||Begin with Existing Code |
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