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Overall MATLAB Effective Lines of Code (eLOC)

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Use this metric to count the total number of effective lines of MATLAB® code in a unit or component. Effective lines of MATLAB code are lines of executable code.

Computation Details

The metric:

  • Only analyzes MATLAB code that does not contain syntax errors.

  • Does not consider the following to be effective lines of code:

    • empty lines

    • lines that contain only comments

    • lines that contain only white spaces

    • lines that contain only an end statement


To collect data for this metric, use getMetrics with the metric identifier slcomp.OverallMATLABeLOC.


For this metric, instances of metric.Result return Value as the overall number of effective lines of MATLAB code in a unit or component.

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