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A tool for managing and organizing classes, with a simple interface and (optional) tree diagram



This is version 0.5.6 of Class Inheritance Browser, originally released @
This tool searches a given directory and populates a browser window with pertinent information about each discovered class, including properties, methods, and superclasses. Other useful features include opening a class definition file from the browser window, opening a file to the line where a certain method is defined, and printing property help to the console.
Additionally, if the Bioinformatics Toolbox is installed, a tree diagram will be displayed that visualizes inheritance relationships between all Matlab classes found.
Originally written as a project for Engineering 177, Advanced Matlab Programming, Spring 2010, Professor Andrew Packard, University of California, Berkeley.
You can fork this code @

Comments and Ratings (2)

andrea p

why events and listeners are not reported in the interface and tree diagram? they could help understand the dynamical behavior of a set of classes

The readme.txt says:
This tool makes use of the biograph function from the Bioinformatics toolbox.
If this toolbox is not installed, the class inheritance browser will not be able to display the tree diagram.
So, it is not useful for me.
Zbigniew, Krakow -Poland,



registered download link with GitHub


updates for Matlab 2014b.
copy method and property names with right mouse click into clipboard.


suppress `License checkout failed.` error message on matlab 2011a and higher.


fixed problem with Matlab 2013a.


Navigate through directories by clicking on directory names in the listbox on the right of the GUI.

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