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Matlab Daemon

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21 Jan 2011 (Updated )

A Bash script & Mex program which allows for #!-style scripting against a background Matlab session.

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Unfortunately Mathworks has not designed Matlab to behave like the typical Unix interpreter, i.e., there is no #! ("shebang") support similar to Bash, Perl, or Python. This submission demonstrates how to set this up using only about 20 lines of bash (and a small mex program written in C).

To minimize execution time of each #! script, the provided Bash script establishes a background session of Matlab and re-uses this session as needed.

Please see "readme.html" for installation and comments.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.11 (R2010b)
Other requirements Unix, Linux, Mac
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Comments and Ratings (5)
23 Oct 2012 Ben Dichter

I'm having trouble using this. I followed your README and when I type ./demo.m I get the following error: "readlink: illegal option -f
usage: readlink [-n] [file ...]" Any ideas?

16 May 2012 Joshua Dillon

Hi Mathieu. That's the idea--just look at the code--it already does this.

16 May 2012 Mathieu Dubois

Interesting concept.

It would be really interesting to be able to pipe data to the script. Do you have any idea on how to do that?

24 Jan 2011 Joshua Dillon

The script is available here:
http://www.almostsure.com/matlabd

24 Jan 2011 Joshua Dillon

The script is available here:
http://www.almostsure.com/mytoolbox/utility/kill/matlabd

Updates
24 Jan 2011

Updated documentation.

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