Matlab annoyance

I am really annoyed at Matlab. It keeps a record of all your old commands. At least, that's what it seems to do. Gives you a nice good feeling that "nothing is ever lost". However, it turns out that it only saves a certain amount of history, and then it starts throwing away commands. I didn't lose anything critical, but it certainly makes me unhappy that I cannot go back and see what I did a few months ago.

3 comments:

John "Z-Bo" Zabroski said...

An alternative way to state this complaint is to tell people what you are using MATLAB for, so they can suggest a tool that is open and not broken by design.

I am just saying.

Anonymous said...

After some very intense googling, I discovered that Matlab supports a very advanced IDE feature called "scripts." http://www.mathworks.com/help/techdoc/ref/script.html

It seems that you can save arbitrary commands into file and then load command sequences on demand from disk.

William Cook said...

Wow.. such sarcasm. Of course I know about scripts. But they don't have all the same functionality as the command history. But yes, I've stopped using the command history feature, because it is not reliable. I never liked REPLs that much, anyway.