Is there a way to know from fig file which code file created it?

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Hello all, it may be impossible, but if the fig files contains this data this would make my life much easier. Is there a way to know from fig file which code file created it?
Thanks in Advance
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Jun 2016
In the question a few years ago, the user had thousands of them (or was it tens of thousands?)

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dpb
dpb on 5 Jun 2016
Edited: dpb on 5 Jun 2016
No. Bestest you can do is create a script file that will reproduce the figure from the internal data, but it wouldn't be able to recreate the data itself from some other calculation (obviously?).
Won't help with existing but going forward, if this were to be important and you can modify the creation of these figures, one could add a 'Tag' property value that did contain that information.
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dpb
dpb on 5 Jun 2016
Edited: dpb on 5 Jun 2016
Guess that'd be true if they use a GUI, indeed...seemingly a case where a later developer wish/need came in and usurped an existing facility thereby making it less or unusable for the original purpose in all cases? Since I "don't do windows" I didn't think of that possible collision, granted.
I did wonder while writing the above (but didn't test) whether the 'UserData' could be a cellstr array which could conceivably then hold the m-file content. Not that I'd recommend it; I'd use some other archival mechanism instead, but...altho it could always be converted to an array of char() so appears would be possible.

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