Generate MATLAB formatted string
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generate::MATLAB(e
, <NoWarning>)
generate::MATLAB(e)
generates MATLAB^{®} code
for the MuPAD^{®} expression e
.
generate::MATLAB
returns a MATLAB formatted
string representing an expression, equation, list of equations or
a matrix.
generate::MATLAB
assumes that the type of
converted data is double
. See Example 1.
An equation represents an assignment in MATLAB code. See Example 4.
When generating MATLAB code for a matrix, the generator produces a matrix of zeros, and then it substitutes nonzero elements. See Example 2.
Use the generate::optimize
function
to optimize the MuPAD code before converting it to the MATLAB syntax.
See Example 5.
To display generated MATLAB code on screen, use the print
function. Use
the printing option Unquoted
to remove quotation
marks and to expand special characters like line breaks and tabs.
If a generated code line is longer than the TEXTWIDTH
setting, the print
function breaks
that line into several shorter lines. The inserted line continuation
character (\
) is not valid in MATLAB. To avoid
inserting line continuation characters, increase the TEXTWIDTH
setting
or use the fprint
function
to write generated code to a file.
generate::MATLAB
does not create a MATLAB function.
You can print an output string to a file using the fprint
function with
the Unquoted
option. See Example 6.
Working from the MATLAB workspace you can create a MATLAB function
containing your expression. To call the MuPAD expression from
the MATLAB workspace, use evalin
or feval
functions.
See Create MATLAB Functions from MuPAD Expressions.
If you work with the Simulink^{®} products, you can copy the
generated code and paste it into a Simulink block. Also, you
can call the MuPAD expression from the MATLAB workspace
using evalin
or feval
functions. Working from the MATLAB workspace
you can automatically create a Simulink block containing your
expression. See Create MATLAB Function Blocks from MuPAD Expressions.
The NoWarning
option lets you suppress warnings.
See Example 7.
By default, MATLAB stores all numeric values as doubleprecision
floatingpoint. In accordance with the default MATLAB data type, generate::MATLAB
converts
the elements of expressions, equations, and matrices to the double
format:
print(Unquoted, generate::MATLAB(x^2 + y/3 + 1/6))
t0 = y*(1.0/3.0)+x^2+1.0/6.0;
The generator produces a matrix of zeros, and then it replaces nonzero elements:
A:= matrix([[1, 0, 0],[0, 0, 1]]): print(Unquoted, generate::MATLAB(A))
A = reshape([1.0,0.0,0.0,0.0,0.0,1.0],[2,3]);
If the first index of an array is not 1, the generate::MATLAB
function
issues a warning:
A:= array(1..2, 2..3, [[1,2],[3,4]]): print(Unquoted, generate::MATLAB(A))
Warning: The array index 'A[1..2, 2..3]' is out of range 1..n. [DOM_ARRAY::CF]
A = reshape([1.0,3.0,2.0,4.0],[2,2]);
When generating MATLAB code from equations, you get assignments instead of equations. For example, generate MATLAB code for the following list of equations:
f := generate::MATLAB([x = exp(t*s), y = sin(t)*cos(s)]): print(Unquoted, f)
x = exp(s*t); y = cos(s)*sin(t);
The generate::MATLAB
function does not optimize
your code:
print(Unquoted, generate::MATLAB([x = a + b, y = (a + b)^2])):
x = a+b; y = (a+b)^2;
You can use the generate::optimize
function
before converting your MuPAD code to MATLAB syntax. For
example, this function can reduce the number of operations by finding
common subexpressions:
f := generate::optimize([x = a + b, y = (a + b)^2]): print(Unquoted, generate::MATLAB(f)):
x = a+b; y = x^2;
To create a file with a MATLAB formatted string representing
a symbolic expression, use the fprint
function:
A:= matrix([[1, 0, 0],[0, 0, 1]]): fprint(Unquoted, Text, "matrixA.m", generate::MATLAB(A))
If the file matrixA.m already exists, fprint
replaces the existing MATLAB code
with the converted symbolic expression. You can open and edit the
resulting file.
By default, the generate::MATLAB
function
can issue warnings:
print(Unquoted, generate::MATLAB(g(x)))
Warning: Function 'g' is not verified to be a valid MATLAB function.
t0 = g(x);
If you started using generate::MATLAB
recently,
the warnings can help you identify the potential issues in the converted
code. If you want to suppress warnings, use the NoWarning
option:
print(Unquoted, generate::MATLAB(g(x), NoWarning))
t0 = g(x);

An expression, equation, list of equations, or a matrix 

Suppress warnings. 
generate::MATLAB
returns a string containing MATLAB code.