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How can I protect a public script from being changed?

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David Koenig
David Koenig on 7 Aug 2018
Edited: David Koenig on 7 Aug 2018
I write scripts that I would like other Matlab users to run but I do not want them to be able to modify it. Is there a way to protect a script that I make public?

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Adam
Adam on 7 Aug 2018
doc pcode
can probably help with this if you turn it into a function.

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OCDER
OCDER on 7 Aug 2018
Perhaps convert your code to p-code to discourage modifying your codes. It is NOT a full protection for modifying your codes though.
Complete protection against modification is tricky. This would require compiling your code via something like mcc, and if you really want, adding some security checks against modification / reverse engineering (that's above my skill set). But then, its not really usable via Matlab sessions.
I think p-code is what you're aiming for.

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David Koenig
David Koenig on 7 Aug 2018
Edited: David Koenig on 7 Aug 2018
Thanks to Adam and OCDER.

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