Reproducible research: tracking experiments / logbook of past .m file executions

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Dear MATLAB users,
is there any accepted strategy for tracking experiments in MATLAB? I think of using some kind of "logbook" that lists all past executions of an .m file, possibly combined with version control...
Best regards, Philipp

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Star Strider
Star Strider on 12 Jun 2014
My approach would be to create a mat-file that the ‘.m’ file writes at each execution. As for version control, you could create a ‘version’ variable of update date strings and perhaps comments (cell array) that would be appended to the mat-file each time the ‘.m’ file ran.

Jonathan A
Jonathan A on 2 Sep 2019
Hi Philipp,
My answer might come a little bit late, but in case someone else needs it, I uploaded a lightweight scientific workflow tool I am always using to manage and track information (data and function executions) in my experiments.
With this, it is possible to call the following method:
explo.info();
This displays the last time each function of your experiment changed. Hope this helps.

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