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Basic Publishing with MATLAB


MATLAB includes an automatic report generator called publisher. The publisher publishes a script in several formats, including HTML, XML, MS Word and PowerPoint. The published file can contain the following:

  • Commentary on the code,
  • MATLAB code,
  • Results of the executed code, including the Command Window output and figures created by the code.

The publish Function

The most basic syntax is publish('file','format') where the m-file is called and executed line by line then saved to a file in specified format. All published files are placed in the html directory although the published output might be a doc file.

Publishing with editor

The publisher is easily accessible from the Tool Strip:

Publish tab on the Tool Strip.

Editing publishing options, currently output format is html.

Write a simple script and publish it in an html file.

Select File>New>Script to create an m-file. Once the editor is opened, type in the following code:

x = [0:6]; % Create a row vectory = 1.6*x; % Compute y as a function of x [x',y']% Transpose vectors x and y plot(x,y),title('Graph of y=f(x)'),xlabel('x'),ylabel('f(x)'),grid % Plot a graph

Save the script as publishing.m and select Publish>Publish.

Publishing a script.

An HTML file is generated as shown in the figure below:

A script published in html

The double percentage %% Sign

The scripts sometimes can be very long and their readability might be reduced. To improve the publishing result, sections are introduced by adding descriptive lines to the script preceded by %% . Consider the following example.

Edit the script created in the example above to look like the code below:

%% This file creates vectors, displays results and plots an x-y graph x = [0:6]; % Create a row vector y = 1.6*x; % Compute y as a function of x%% Tabulated data [x',y']% Transpose vectors x and y %% Graph of y=f(x)plot(x,y),title('Graph of y=f(x)'),xlabel('x'),ylabel('f(x)'),grid % Plot a graph

Save the script, a new HTML file is generated as shown in the figure below:

An html file with sections

Summary of key points

  1. MATLAB can generate reports containing commentary on the code, MATLAB code and the results of the executed code,
  2. The publisher generates a script in several formats, including HTML, XML, MS Word and PowerPoint.
  3. The Double Percentage %% can be used to creates hyper-linked sections.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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