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gcoll: a pedestrian garbage collector and workspace cleaner

version 1.0.0.0 (3.01 KB) by us
garbage-collects workspace variables into a structure and optionally deletes those floating variable

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Updated 1 Oct 2003

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this little routine is a garbage collector that helps to clean up a messy workspace.

it collects those numerous variables (or selected members of them) either from the base's or caller's workspace into a handy structure, where each fieldname represents a variable with its contents set to the variable's value.

optionally, it will remove the variable after(!) assignment -or- keep only those that are selected.

when called within a function with the option
s=gcoll('-caller');
it collects all current variables used within that function; other options and/or patterns apply.

look at the accompanying image and type
help gcoll
at the command prompt for more insights.

Cite As

us (2022). gcoll: a pedestrian garbage collector and workspace cleaner (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/3967-gcoll-a-pedestrian-garbage-collector-and-workspace-cleaner), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R13
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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