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22 May 2006 (Updated )

Display a symbolic expression in a human readable form. Extension of the built-in pretty function.

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If S is a symbolic expression, then sexy(S) opens a small figure window (message box really) displaying the expression S in a "human-like" form.

Requires the symbolic math toolbox.

Also requires that your Matlab release support 'latex' in the 'interpreter' property of text objects, I forget which was the first release that supported this.


This file inspired Equation Check and Latex Figure Output.

Required Products Symbolic Math Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 7.2 (R2006a)
Other requirements Matlab version that supports 'latex' as a value to the 'interpreter' property of text objects.
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Comments and Ratings (13)
08 May 2013 Johannes Korsawe

Very useful and elegant.

20 Jul 2008 Vijay Desai

Continuing with previous review:For the really long expressions, maybe we can break it up into a number of subexpressions and display them individually.

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20 Jul 2008 Vijay Desai

It is great for "medium" size expressions but doesn't work with long expressions

25 Jun 2008 M Prasad

I find that for long expressions the msgbox isnt able to print the whole expression out. any ideas?

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06 Jul 2007 Claude Girard

Does its job well. And I like the irony in the name :)

26 Dec 2006 Brent Lewis

Great Code

26 Oct 2006 Yair Movshovitz


16 Aug 2006 Angie Blue

Excellent tool, I have been looking for something like this. Thank you.

07 Jun 2006 Eric Rosenberg

Works fine, saved me from a typo.

04 Jun 2006 aza saza

03 Jun 2006 arashf sadeghi

01 Jun 2006 Roger Dufresne

A must to have for doing complicated math

24 May 2006 Rainer Merk

24 May 2006

Size of figure window.
Position of OK Button.

20 Aug 2012 1.2

Removed dead link in comments

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