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Coverage Report Generator


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28 Nov 2011 (Updated )

Generates Cobertura-style XML coverage report

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This packages uses the profiler to generate a Cobertura-style XML coverage report. We use this report in conjunction with Hudson/Jenkins to track test coverage. The code sample below illustrates how to use the code. See example.m for details.

%add source code to path

%import classses, functions
import edu.stanford.covert.test.Coverage;

%turn profiler on
profile('on', '-nohistory');

%run code

%turn profiler off

%generate coverage report
report = Coverage('src', '..');
report.exportXML(<output file name>);


Mlcovr Package, Absolutepath.M, and Absolutepath inspired this file.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.11 (R2010b)
Other requirements - MATLAB >= 2008a - includes strjoin function from Peter Acklam ( - includes absolutepath function inspired by Jochen Lenz (
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26 Jun 2014 Johan Löfberg

Code does work in recent version of MATLAB (r2012,2014 tested) on Windows. The problem is capitalization of drives in which.m vs absolutepath.m.

The first returns C:\... while the second returns c:\...

This causes a failure on line 190 in Coverage.m

Cannot import as done in the example either, so I have to call the method as

report = edu.stanford.covert.test.Coverage('src', '..');

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25 Mar 2013 Jonathan Karr

Jonathan Karr (view profile)

Sorry for the confusion. I don't believe the Control System Toolbox is required.

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18 Mar 2013 James

James (view profile)

Why is Control System Toolbox required?

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18 Jul 2012 Eric Moyer

I'm running R2010b under Ubuntu 12.04 and example.m gives an error on the import line. When I comment out the import and use the full class name to call edu.stanford.covert.test.Coverage, I get a segmentation fault before it even starts running the constructor code. :-(

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05 Dec 2011 1.1

Including missing code

25 Mar 2013 1.3

Correct required products list.

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