m-code to LaTeX converter

This m-file (with GUI) converts m-code into a tex-file for including in a LaTeX-document.
Updated 12 Sep 2012

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This file lets you very easy INCLUDE COLORED M-CODE in your LaTeX-file.

After you run this m-file "m2tex.m" and inlcude the output tex-file in your LaTeX document, you will experience NO DIFFERENCE IN THE APPEARANCE to the look of the m-code in the Matlab Editor. (except for the apostrophs)

There are SEVERAL WAYS TO EXECUTE the program.
1. Run the file by pressing F5 oder click the "Run" button in the Matlab Editor, while the m2tex.m file is open or type "m2tex" in the Command Window.
==> The program will open the GUI and the rest goes from there.
2. Call the program from the Command Window or another m-file with at least one option. The order of the options is not important. For example:

m2tex('testfile.m','testoutputfile.tex', 'no_num','bwc')

There are ONLY TWO STEPS necessary to do to include your code:
1. Run "m2tex.m" (with the desired m-file to include).
2. Insert the code into your main LaTeX-document by adding the whole "filename.tex"-file with \include{filename} or \input{filename}.

For Example:
\begin{singlespace} % only optional % you need \usepackage{setspace}
\input{outputfile} % output from "m2tex.m", but without the extension ".tex"
\end{singlespace} % for changing your linespacing

- recognizes all keywords, strings and comments
- recognizes all indents and tabs
- recognizes cell titles
- writes all recognized objects correct in a tex-file
- uses original Matlab colors
- the font looks almost the same as in Matlab Editor
- tex-file is saved using fontencoding "UTF-8", so that German Umlauts will be written correct
- option for numbered code lines ('num' or 'no_num')
- recognizes a linebreak, but only with a leading space character, i.e. " ..." and only once in a line
- option for input- and output-file (*.m respectively *.tex-file)
- execution via GUI or command line
The conversion of the linebreak works only, if it is once in a line, because the command "regexprep" (code line: 1385) won't work, if you are looking for a string with three dots: '...'

--> If anyone knows why or a solution around the problem, please tell me! thx

Cite As

Uwe Lelke (2024). m-code to LaTeX converter (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/24515-m-code-to-latex-converter), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012b
Compatible with any release
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Version Published Release Notes

Updated to include an App file for R2012b

1. New option 'bwc' for code in black and white
2. The programm consists again only of one m-file

I corrected all things in respect to the false strings.
But I couldn't solve the "waitfor" problem, there are now 2 m-files: the command-line tool and the GUI.
How do I put the two files together in one m-file?
Please let me to know.

I upgraded the input options for specifying a source and target file, for example (instead of only a filename, you can write there the whole path):

I have also added a GUI (my first one).

"if else end" can be handled now in one line, which the program was already supposed to do.
The requested input options will follow later.

Corrected a minor error with respect to lines, which contain only space characters cause of a kindly tip from an user.

Upgraded the distinction between strings, e.g 'xyz' and apostrophs for transpose purpose, e.g. G=P*C'/(C*P*C'+R).

Corrected a minor error in respect of one single "second word" string.
Added a question dialog window for the option of numbered lines, because I always forgot to activate it in the command line.

recognizes now a linebreak, but only with a leading space character, i.e. " ..." and only once in a line

(just minor things updated and a photo of the output)
more will follow...