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version (1.95 MB) by Robert M. Flight
Prints a random, sometimes funny fortune at the command line

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Updated 18 Jul 2005

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This is my implementation of the popular Unix/Linux program Fortune in MATLAB. To install it, simply unzip the file archive to a folder, and run "initial.m", this will create the MAT-files containing the fortunes. After that type "fortune" at the command line for a random clean fortune, use the "off" flags for an offensive fortune, and read the readme or header of the file for more information.

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Robert M. Flight (2021). Fortune (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (2)


Doesnt work.
Error using load
Unable to read file 'clean_fortunes.mat': no such file or directory.

Error in fortune (line 62)

And indeed there is no such file.

Tom Howe

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP1
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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