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5.0 | 3 ratings Rate this file 3 Downloads (last 30 days) File Size: 4.27 KB File ID: #19822 Version: 1.0




05 May 2008 (Updated )

Copies data from clipboard and pastes into workspace.

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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,, 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.


Clipboardimage inspired this file.

This file inspired Imclipboard.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.3 (R2006b)
Other requirements Requires Java (and an X display on Unix/Linux).
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Comments and Ratings (3)
15 May 2012 Az Nephi

Very Very Useful

20 Nov 2009 Toby Hijzen

i second that

17 May 2008 Are Mjaavatten

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!

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