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24 Aug 2008 (Updated )

View inheritance hierarchy of a Matlab OO project

viewClassTree(directory)
function  viewClassTree(directory)
% View a class inheritence hierarchy. All classes residing in the directory
% or any subdirectory are discovered. Parents of these classes are also
% discovered as long as they are in the matlab search path. 
% There are a few restrictions:
% (1) classes must be written using the new 2008a classdef syntax
% (2) classes must reside in their own @ directories.
% (3) requires the bioinformatics biograph class to display the tree.
% (4) works only on systems that support 'dir', i.e. windows. 
%  
% directory  is an optional parameter specifying the directory one level
%            above all of the @ class directories. The current working
%            directory is used if this is not specified.
%Written by Matthew Dunham 



if nargin == 0
    directory = '.';
end


info = dirinfo(directory);
baseClasses = vertcat(info.classes);

if(isempty(baseClasses))
    fprintf('\nNo classes found in this directory.\n');
    return;
end

allClasses = baseClasses;
for c=1:numel(baseClasses)
   allClasses = union(allClasses,ancestors(baseClasses{c}));
end

matrix = zeros(numel(allClasses));
map = struct;
for i=1:numel(allClasses)
   map.(allClasses{i}) = i; 
end

for i=1:numel(allClasses)
    try
        meta = eval(['?',allClasses{i}]);
        parents = meta.SuperClasses;
    catch ME
        warning('CLASSTREE:discoveryWarning',['Could not discover information about class ',allClasses{i}]);
        continue;
    end
    for j=1:numel(parents)
       matrix(map.(allClasses{i}),map.(parents{j}.Name)) = 1;
    end
end

for i=1:numel(allClasses)
    allClasses{i} = ['@',allClasses{i}]; 
end



view(biograph(matrix,allClasses));



function info = dirinfo(directory)
%Recursively generate an array of structures holding information about each
%directory/subdirectory beginning, (and including) the initially specified
%parent directory. 
        info = what(directory);
        flist = dir(directory);
        dlist =  {flist([flist.isdir]).name};
        for i=1:numel(dlist)
            dirname = dlist{i};
            if(~strcmp(dirname,'.') && ~strcmp(dirname,'..'))
               info = [info, dirinfo([directory,'\',dirname])]; 
            end
        end
end

function list = ancestors(class)
%Recursively generate a list of all of the superclasses, (and superclasses
%of superclasses, etc) of the specified class. 
    list = {};
    try
        meta = eval(['?',class]);
        parents = meta.SuperClasses;
    catch
        return;
    end
    for p=1:numel(parents)
        if(p > numel(parents)),continue,end %bug fix for version 7.5.0 (2007b)
        list = [parents{p}.Name,ancestors(parents{p}.Name)];
    end
end




end

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