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When was the function introduced? 2

Posted by Jiro Doke,

Jiro‘s Pick this week is when by Reza Ahmadzadeh.

Working at MathWorks, I have become spoiled and have become used to always having access to the newest release (actually, I have access to future releases under development). When I was an application engineer delivering seminars, I would get questions like “when did that command become available?” or “I just tried to run it on my MATLAB and I get an error”.

For functions introduced after R2006a, I would show the documentation, as it shows when a function was introduced.

Reza’s entry gives you this information directly at the command line.

when filloutliers
## [filloutliers] is a Matlab function or an ordinary m-file (Introduced in R2017a).

Very nice idea! I have one suggestion for improvement. The code only searches for MATLAB or Simulink functions. It would be great if it can search any toolbox functions.


Give it a try and let us know what you think here or leave a comment for Reza.

Get the MATLAB code

Published with MATLAB® R2019a

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Per Isaksson replied on : 1 of 2
Indeed a very nice idea. Thank you for making me aware of it. Reading the help pages from the local documentation would avoid emitting some CO2 molecules and make it simple to search any toolbox function. Is there way to do that?
@Per Isaksson Are you asking whether there is a way to search for functions from any toolbox without the internet? Unfortunately, you can't do that. There is now an option for your local documentation (in-product) to connect to the web version so that it lets you search through toolbox which you may not have. But of course, you would need an internet connection.

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