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Topic: using matlab in batch mode
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Walter Roberson

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Re: using matlab in batch mode
Posted: Jul 7, 2008 3:42 AM
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In article <>,
mauro <> wrote:

>I tried this, but it opens anyway the "desktop", and there is this
>"??? Undefined variable "testRemote" or class "testRemote.m"."
>I called "testRemote.m" a little matlab test program, and I launched
>exactly this
>matlab -nosplash -r testRemote.m
>from the same directory where testRemote.m is!!!

You need to leave off the '.m'. Without the .m the -r argument
becomes the command to execute (through the normal command
resolution procedure, which includes looking for functions).
With the .m the -r argument became a request to display the
field named 'm' of the structure named 'testRemote'.

>I also tried:
>matlab -nosplash -r testRemote
>but the same result!

>I'm using Linux, but I don't think it is because of that (or at least
>I hope so).

You specifically said "PC" in your original message. A personal computer
running Linux is usually referred to a "desktop", not as a "PC"
(which implies Windows.)

The startup options for Matlab are slightly different for Linux;
the documentation I referred you to listed them. In particular on
Linux if you do not want graphics to come up, you should use
the '-nodesktop' option as well as -nosplash

matlab -nodesktop -nosplash -r FunctionName

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