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Creating an M-file from selections in the Command History 5

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Getting started writing an M-file can be difficult sometimes. It’s akin to writing a term paper. That first bit is always difficult to write.

Often when I am writing M code, I start in the Command Window, rather than the Editor, to help get the initial part of the code working in a more interactive fashion. In the Command Window I can play around with the code until I get it right. I then go back later and put the code into a function in the Editor. But instead of copying code from the Command Window or the Command History and pasting it in the Editor, I use the Command History context menu: “Create M-File”.

History Create M file

The “Create M-File” context menu item opens an Editor window and pre-populates the new file with any selected commands from the Command History.

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The next time you find that you are working in this mode and you are ready to commit your code to a file, try using the “Create M-file” context menuitem from the Command History. This is easier and quicker than using copy/paste or re-typing the code.

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