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Matlab help is not working

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Pekka Mertsalmi
Pekka Mertsalmi on 26 Jul 2020
Commented: Edmund Hodzen on 19 Mar 2021
I have installed Matlab version 9.5.0.944444 (R2018b)
Now the matlab HELP service stopped to work.
What might be the reason for this failure?
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Pekka Mertsalmi
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Matt J
Matt J on 26 Jul 2020
Edited: Matt J on 26 Jul 2020
Make sure that you are not overriding any functions called by help.m with mfiles of your own. For example, if you have your own mfile called strip.m, it may shadow the strip() method of Matlab's string class, which help.m does invoke.
One way to trap such problems is to activate the debugger with,
>> dbstop if caught error
and then test your call to help() again.
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Edmund Hodzen
Edmund Hodzen on 19 Mar 2021
That worked for me. Thanks

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