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Matlab: How to profile inefficient lines of code with running count visualisation?

Asked by Henri
on 20 May 2013

I need to find lines that are executed most. For example, Eclipse has a plugin at least for Java that shows the line counts. Does this kind of plugin or tool exist with Matlab?

P.s. I asked the same question in SO: I don't know yet which place is better for Matlab-style questions -- anyway I will close one when other solved and then redirect -- sorry about cross-posting but this is important thing in profiling.


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Answer by David Barry on 20 May 2013
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No it's there in 2012a but just hidden away. You will be able to use the commands in the link above.


I was able to find p=profile('info');p.FunctionTable.ExecutedLines but I cannot find a way to visualise the data-dump, it is pretty hard reading.

I was able to profile the inefficient lines by clicking the blue hyperlinks in the Profile Summary. This was solved by the SO thread mentioned. Anyway thank you for your help!

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Answer by David Barry on 20 May 2013

You should lookup the MATLAB Profiler. This is easily accessible through the toolbar in 2012b onwards (run and time is one way).

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Thanks, I got the 2012B now running but I cannot yet find a way to generate the linewise analysis. I did all small working examples there but not seeing any colours.

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