--How do I make Matlab call lots of little Matlabs?--
Here is a simple script that takes one parameter as input.
disp(['you passed in',num2str(x)])
disp(['its cube is',num2str(x^3)])
I can run this from the command line
mymachine$ /Applications/MATLAB_R2010b.app/bin/matlab -nodisplay -nosplash -r "x=5;simple;exit"
What I would like is a way to call this script several times from within MATLAB thereby spawning independent MATLAB processes.
I had hoped it would be as simple as this:
for param = 1:5
funcstr = '/Applications/MATLAB_R2010.app/bin/matlab -nodisplay -nosplash -r ';
scrstr = ['"x=',num2str(param),';simple;exit"'];
command = [funcstr, scrstr];
But this seems to complete the commands sequentially rather than allowing them to run independently.
I would also rather avoid doing the control loop in a shell script if I can avoid it. Doing the loop in Matlab seems to afford me much more flexibility.
Any advice on how to do this very simple thing without the toolbox?