# MATLAB Publishing for Teaching

Posted by **Loren Shure**,

Since MATLAB has had the capability to `publish` M-files, we have seen publishing being adopted at many educational institutions. And there is a variety of ways for you

to find out just what’s been published out there, perhaps so you can leverage it.

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### How to Find Published M-files

First, how can you find published M-files on the web? Here are some techniques.

- From the MATLAB Central Metrics page, select Web Demos and then look at the Domain Index.
- Using Google (search for “Published with MATLAB”) or look at the MathWorks-generated Web Demos index.

### Some Good Educational Sites

You’ll find pointers to a lot of educational sites at the web demos index. I know that some good files are to be found at

- UMD,
- Sussex, and
- Swarthmore.

But you can just poke around and find a lot of good stuff up and down this list. Here’s a really good site I noticed recently

for teaching Calculus.

### Who Publishes?

I’ve been very happy, as I look at the web demos coming in, to see that published M-files are being used by professors more

and more. Some of them are lovely and well made. Here are a few favorites of mine:

### What are People Using Published M-files for?

People seem to be using published M-files for educational purposes in three ways, sometimes melding together the first two.

- demos, concepts, explanations, class notes
- homework assignments
- adminstering exams

### Homework Examples

Sometimes they’re used for homework assignments. Here are some examples from NJIT.

- MATLAB introduction
- Newton’s method
- Numerical integration
- Taylor series

### Example of an Exam

And sometimes they’re even used for exams.

### Do You Publish from MATLAB for School?

If you use publishing for some aspect of school work, post here and please post 1 (one) URL to your own best site. Please also post a URL to a site (new to you perhaps) that uses |publish

and you think has material potentially useful to you and others.

Published with MATLAB® 7.6

**Category:**- Education,
- Less Used Functionality,
- New Feature,
- Tool

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