Inserts a predefined header template into the active script of the editor
Updated 4 Sep 2020

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Inserts a predefined header template into an active script; there are a number of similar functions on the MathWorks exchange. As far as I could find, these typically create a new script with the header template (and some seem to require going through a GUI,... while extra typing is exactly what I wanted to avoid). I wrote this version since I generally wanted to be able to insert a header into a function, at the end of my workflow, once I am done building a function and decide to publish it or to add a header so I can remember what it does later on.

To insert the template simply open the script you want to add the template to in the editor and call insertTemplateHeader in the command line.

The template to be inserted is based on Denis Gilbert (2020). M-file Header Template (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved January 8, 2020

The template can be customised by changing lines 82-116 in the original submission.

the following code block (lines 110-112) of the template contain only generic place holders for author/contact information in the original submission. I would recommend you change these lines to your information or delete them.
'%% Author: author_Name\n',...
'%% Affiliation \n',...
'%% email:\n',...

Cite As

J. Benjamin Kacerovsky (2024). insertTemplateHeader (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2019b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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