Editing Files Overview
Mobile™ allows you to create and edit MATLAB files (
.m), Live Editor
.mlx), and text files (
While you are editing files, MATLAB Mobile saves your changes automatically, at regular intervals. You can also save changes by running a file (MATLAB files only) or by navigating to a different view. An unsaved file in MATLAB Mobile has an asterisk next to the file name; for example, test.m*.
To create or edit files, go to the Files view or use the
edit command at the MATLAB prompt.
Basic MATLAB Editing
MATLAB Mobile provides the following editing functionality for writing and modifying MATLAB files:
Cut, copy, and paste
Undo and Redo
MATLAB Mobile autosaves the file to the Cloud while you are editing. If the device is not connected to the Cloud, the file is saved locally. When the device is connected again, the file is autosaved to the Cloud and the local file is deleted.
MATLAB Mobile supports the use of an external keyboard for editing.
iOS Keyboard Shortcuts
|Command + R||Run file|
|Command + S||Save file|
|Command + C||Copy selected text|
|Command + V||Paste selected text|
|Command + Z||Undo|
|Command + Shift + Z||Redo|
|Command + /||Comment selected lines or the line where cursor is|
|Command + t||Uncomment selected lines or the line where cursor is|
|Command + TAB||Add tab to the selected lines or to the line where cursor is|
|Command + Shift + TAB||Remove tab spaces from the selected lines or from the line where cursor is|
These key combinations are supported when an iOS/Mac external hardware keyboard (for example, an Apple Bluetooth® keyboard) is connected to the iOS device. There are possibilities that a Windows® external keyboard can be connected to an iOS device, in which case these shortcuts are not supported.
Android Keyboard Shortcuts
|Ctrl + R||Run file|
|Ctrl + S||Save file|
|Ctrl + C||Copy selected text|
|Ctrl + V||Paste selected text|
|Ctrl + X||Cut selected text|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo|
|Ctrl + Shift + Z||Redo|
|Ctrl + Y||Redo|
These key combinations are supported when an external hardware keyboard (for example, a Windows Bluetooth keyboard) is connected to the Android® device.
File Editing Support
MATLAB Mobile supports the following functionality for file editing:
You can create, open, and edit only MATLAB (
.m) files, Live Editor (
.mlx) files, and text (
.txt) files. Only MATLAB and Live Editor files can be run.
Using a phone, you can edit and run a Live Editor (
.mlx) script, but you cannot create an
You can view other supported standard file types, such as JPG and PNG images and PDF.
Files of unsupported types are grayed out in the file browser and cannot be viewed or edited.
You can have only one file open at a time.
Some very large files can take a long time to open, or might not open at all. You might also experience performance degradation with these large files.
MATLAB Mobile autosaves a temporary local copy while you are editing.
File Size Limit
The file size limit for
.txt files is 300
The file size limit for
.mlx files is 20 MB.
iOS Devices: You must have iOS version 11.0 or later to use the editor.
Android Devices: You must have Android version 6.0 or later to use the editor.