How to Publish MATLAB Code
Share your work by publishing MATLAB® code from the MATLAB Editor to HTML and other formats.
Published: 10 Feb 2020
MATLAB Live Editor is a great tool for publishing your MATLAB work for other people, including those who don’t have MATLAB. For those who have used publishing features in earlier versions of MATLAB, you’ll find it easy to convert your existing scripts into live scripts, which closely resemble the final documents you’ll share with others.
This script analyzes tipping trends for taxi riders of a certain “large red fruit” city. It contains decent documentation, but there’s still some natural strain for the reader to parse between comments and code, especially if unfamiliar with MATLAB syntax. While the file itself does get the job done, we can improve its presentation by quickly converting this script into a live script. This enables us to use various tools in the Live Editor to make our document easier to read.
Live Editor enables you to use various heading levels to introduce new sections and subtopics. We can clearly highlight to the reader what each section covers.
We can also convert these code comments into text. Now it’s really clear which parts of this file contain code, and which parts contain documentation.
We can use additional header levels to point out subtopics, and further accentuate lists using bullet points, or numbering.
In addition, it’s likely that you’ll want readers to be able to view code results and visualizations. Any output that you generate by running your code will carry over to the final published document.
Here’s an example of a live script that incorporates many live editor features, such as images and hyperlinks for additional clarity and storytelling. If you need to convey any kind of math formula, Live Editor supports LaTeX equations, which you can write out directly if you’re familiar with the LaTeX syntax, or build them out using the interactive equation editor.
This live script is ready to be published, and we can further enhance navigation in our published document by quickly adding a Table of Contents. These auto-generated hyperlinks carry over to the published documents, enabling quick access to the corresponding sections.
Live Editor makes it simple to publish your work in MATLAB to various file formats which are easily consumable by any audience, even if they don’t have MATLAB.
Here you can see the file published respectively into HTML, PDF, and Word.
MATLAB Live Editor makes it easy to publish your MATLAB work with the quick ability to convert MATLAB .m files into their Live counterparts, and by providing an intuitive visual experience with interactive tools for formatting text. For more information on the live editor, check out the links below as well as the Live Editor product page.
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