Retrieves data from the clipboard. The clipboard data may be of several types and it is encapsulated in a self-describing structure. This function is based on clipboardimage, by Saurabh Kumar, email@example.com, with heavy modifications to address various cross-platform issues. Tested on Windows XP, Mac OS 10.5, but should work on various versions of Linux.
New: You can paste file handles (with path) from the clipboard. You can either use the clipboardpaste function, or the new convenience function clipfile.
Very neat pair of utilities. Intuitive and easy to use. Clipboardpaste lets you copy a variety of data types from external sources into Matlab in a structured and unified way. Clipfile gives you full filenames, with path, in one operation. This ought to be part of standard Matlab in future versions!
12 May 2008
Updated version with improved functionality, especially with respect to filenames on the clipboard.