Introduction: Call MATLAB Script and Function From Python

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Hi friends . In this instructable I will show you how to run MATLAB scripts and call MATLAB functions from python code.

Step 1: Softwares Needed

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  • MATLAB version R2014b or above.
  • Python version 2.7 or above.

Step 2: Find MATLAB's Root Folder

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  • Open MATLAB.
  • Type "matlabroot" in command window of MATLAB.
  • Answer shows the root folder of the MATLAB that you have installed.

Step 3: Install Python API for MATLAB

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  • Open Command Prompt and change the directory to "C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2017a> cd extern\engines\python"
  • Run "setup.py" in that directory by using this command "python setup.py install"

Step 4: Code

  • script.py used to run a MATLAB script named basicsignals.m
  • function.py used to call the MATLAB function named triarea

Step 5: Output

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You will get this output for the script.py file...........

Try it out......................

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