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folder name starts with +toolboxA what it means

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michael scheinfeild
michael scheinfeild on 10 Feb 2016
Commented: Guillaume on 10 Feb 2016
hello i download some package and now inside there are folders and subfolder all starts with + so i cant add all the paths and activate it what it means ?
+toolboxA inside there are : a.m, b.m , +folderX and so on so what is + in begining of folder ?


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Jan on 10 Feb 2016
Edited: Jan on 10 Feb 2016
The leading + means, that the contents of the folder is a package and has e.g. its own name space. See
By the way: Instead of waiting for the answer in this forum, you will get a faster solution, if you ask an internet search engine for "Matlab folder +".

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Guillaume on 10 Feb 2016
Note that you must not add package folders (those that start with +) to matlab's path. If you do, it's probably going to break things. Package folders are automatically considered to be on the paht by matlab as long as their containing folder is on the path.
Same with @ folders. These are classes, and they must not be added to the path. Only their containing folder.

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