Matlab Cleaner

A tool to instantly clean all variables, figures and the command window. With the parameters you can exclude variabels or clean help files.
Updated 26 May 2019

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I recently asked some Matlab users, what they would improve in this already fantastic programming language. One of the frequently mentioned ideas was a easy and less time consuming cleaner. My command windows history is full of:

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I thought about a simple function to save time and came up with my Cleaner. Now you can just type "c", press Enter and everything is clean again. To make it even more usefull, you can exclude variabels form beeing deleted and configure options, so for example it doesnt close all open figures.

c % Clean everything
c('a b') % Clean everything except the variables a and b
c('a b','c') % Clean everything except the variables a and b and dont clean the Command window

Additionally, by selecting 'p' as the second parameter, all the sometimes annoying help files (ending .asv) are cleaned from the Matlab paths. And you can combine multiple options as the second parameter, for example c('a b','fp') to clean all help files, but let the figures open.

I really hope, this function can help some people to save some time. If you have any ideas how to improve it, let me know :)

Cite As

Christoph Müßig (2024). Matlab Cleaner (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2019a
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