Automatic validation of software

Validate software using a test library of functions in a directory.


Updated 22 Jul 2008

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When developing a software package, it is useful to test changes by periodically running all the functions in a validation library. This function automates the process.

VALIDATE DIRNAME runs each M-file in the directory DIRNAME. Each M-file
should be a function that takes no inputs and returns a logical vector
or scalar. Three outcomes are possible:

'passed' All return values are true.
'failed' Some return value is false.
'crashed' Function threw an error.

A report is generated dynamically in the command window.

VALIDATE by itself tries to find a directory named 'validtests' in the
directory in which validate.m resides.

Cite As

Toby Driscoll (2023). Automatic validation of software (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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Version Published Release Notes

Bug due to an errant line as noted in the first review.