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Create scripts that are resiliant to intermittant errors


Updated 18 Jul 2014

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Tired of having scripts you leave running overnight fail because of intermittent network / filesystem errors? Me too. So I wrote try_repeatedly(). Think of it as a more "determined" version of try. It doesn't give up the first time the code inside throws an error, but attempts to run the code again, after a pause, up to 16 times before giving up.
Assuming you had a function in unreliable_processing.m that
takes a single input and has a single output that occassionally
throws an error due to intermittent network issues:

x = 5;
try_repeatedly( 'y = unreliable_processing( x )' );
z = y+1;
save results z

Cite As

Clark Williams (2022). try_repeatedly.m (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2012b
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