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Matlab Daemon



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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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?

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16 May 2012 Joshua Dillon

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

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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?

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24 Jan 2011 Joshua Dillon

The script is available here:

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24 Jan 2011 Joshua Dillon

The script is available here:

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24 Jan 2011 1.1

Updated documentation.

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