Well it’s almost Spring 2010, and that means another installment of MATLAB: MATLAB R2010a (version 7.10) is here! You’ll find the full release notes here. You can also find a video of the new Desktop features here. Below, I’ve called out some of my favorite new and updated Desktop features.
To get this latest release go here, or if you’re using R2008b or later, you can select Help -> Check for Updates.
Be sure to let us know what you think of these new features!
|Zip & Unzip from Current Folder|
|You can now create .zip archive files and unzip them from the Current Folder context menu. This makes it easier to share projects and organize code.|
|Current Folder indicates if subfolders are on the MATLAB path|
|The Current folder browser indicates folders and files not on MATLAB path with an adjustable dimming. You can add and remove folders from the path using the context menu. This feature shows you at a glance what’s on or not on the path.|
|Editor Tab Completion lists variables and functions|
|Plot Selector Supports additional toolboxes|
|The plot selector now supports plots from additional installed toolboxes including the Curve Fitting Toolbox, Filter Design Toolbox, Image Processing Toolbox, and Signal Processing Toolbox.|
|File & Folder Comparison new features|
|Keyboard shortcut listing and comparing|
|Updated Documentation Search|
|Set Java heap size in Preferences|
|You can now control the amount of memory allocated to the java heap right from File -> Preferences -> General -> Java Heap Memory. I wrote a bit about how Java heap memory last year, and I’ll expand upon that when I get around to talking about this new feature|
EDIT (Oct 15, 2010): Updated link to 10a release notes.
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The second link “here” is wrong. -> New-MATLAB-Development-Environment-Features-in-R2009a.html
Thanks. I updated the post with the new R2010a link. That’s what I get for copying & pasting.
And you forgot the most important new feature of all, the “Tab completion of local variables not on workspace”. Finally!
Oh sorry, you did have it in the list. My bad.
We’re glad you’re excited about the new tab completion feature, let us know how you find it.
Well, it isnt’ hard-wired into my fingers yet, but so far it does the job.
Just one question about the 2010a update to do with the Editor.
Previously the path to the file currently being edited was displayed in the title bar of the Editor
Previously, it would show “Editor – fullpath/filename.m”, now it only shows “Editor – filename.m” when the editor is docked. Can that be a setting somewhere in the preferences? I often find myself using that indicator to help me locate a MATLAB file on my path somewhere. It took me quite a frustrated while to find out that it only shows the fullpath/filename.m when the editor is *not* in docked mode.
Please contact technical support.
this page links to the most current release notes, not to the r2010a release notes (where can these be found?)
Thanks for letting me know. I tend to forget that we (used to) keep up only the latest version’s doc. Well, now if you have a MathWorks account login you can access old documentation. So the link for the 10a Desktop release notes is here: http://www.mathworks.com/help/releases/R2010a/techdoc/rn/br_03sl.html. I will update the link. Thanks!