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How to call a Matlab compiled function in Matlab code?

Asked by Magi Toneu on 18 May 2018
Latest activity Commented on by Walter Roberson
on 19 May 2018
I can't find anywhere how I execute from matlab code a compiled function (in matlab).


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Answer by Kojiro Saito on 19 May 2018
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For calling compiled standalone applications (execution files created by MATLAB Compiler), just like calling external programs, "!" or "system" commands are used.
For example, if I have magicsquare.exe compiled from magicsquare.m in this example, I can call this exe from MATLAB.
status = system('magicsquare.exe 5');
if status == 0
% Do something when command returns success
% Do something when command returns error
Or, simply,
!magicsquare.exe 5
might be enough.


Thanks, it works correctly. I would like to know how I can get the variable that a function may return.
Compiled executables cannot return variables, only status codes.
If you need to compile code and call it from MATLAB you should consider using MATLAB Compiler SDK or MATLAB Coder, rather than compiling it to an independent executable.

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