Live Scripts and Functions
Live scripts and live functions are program files useful for interacting with a series of MATLAB® commands. Live scripts contain output and graphics with the code that produced them, together in a single interactive environment called the Live Editor. Live functions provide additional flexibility, allowing you to pass input values and return output values. You can add formatted text, images, hyperlinks, and equations to live scripts and functions to produce an interactive narrative that can be shared with others.
For more information about live scripts and functions, including incompatibilities and information about the Live Code file format, see What Is a Live Script or Function?
To explore existing live scripts from the MATLAB community, see the MATLAB Live Script Gallery.
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- Create Live Scripts in the Live Editor
Create live scripts in the Live Editor with formatted text, images, and equations, and view the generated output and graphics with the code that produced it.
- Create and Run Sections in Code
Divide MATLAB code files into sections and run all sections or run each section individually. (Since R2021b)
- Create Live Functions
Create live functions in the Live Editor with formatted text, images, and equations.
- Add Help for Live Functions
Add help text to live functions that displays when you use the
- Add Interactive Controls to a Live Script
Add sliders, spinners, drop-down lists, check boxes, edit fields, buttons, file browsers, and color pickers to live scripts to control variable values interactively.
- Add Interactive Tasks to a Live Script
Add tasks to live scripts to explore parameters interactively and generate code.
- Ways to Share and Export Live Scripts and Functions
Share live scripts and functions with other MATLAB users, or export them as PDF files, Microsoft® Word documents, HTML files, LaTeX files, Markdown files, or Jupyter® notebooks for viewing outside of MATLAB.
- Compare and Merge Live Scripts and Functions
View and merge changes between two live scripts or functions.
- Editor/Debugger Preferences
Use Editor/Debugger preferences to customize the Editor.