How do I insert a picture into a script?

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I need to have an image in my code for users to reference. I don't want to imread or imload, I just want an immage pasted almost like a comment. Off to the side and not affecting the code at all. Can I do that?

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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 19 Nov 2022
If your script is a live script that you have open in the Live Editor, select the Insert tab of the Toolstrip then click the Image button.
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DKonk
DKonk on 19 Nov 2022
This is unfortunately the answer I was looking for. The asnwer is no. Thanks!

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Jan
Jan on 19 Nov 2022
Edited: Jan on 19 Nov 2022
It depends on how you would like to see the image. It cannot be displayed in the editor, because scripts are M-files and therefore pure text files. Of course ASCII-art would be possible.
If you want to display it by imshow you can embed base64 encoded data:
% Create the data stream as ASCII:
img = randi([0, 255], 20, 30, 'uint8'); % Example image
B64 = org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64;
str = char(B64.encode(img(:))).';
% Store in the file:
img64 = ['0Ocg6aEYR4z19yj49XzMJGvqyvWnCdnvrcG+ZKcrtAhGCxjSsVHzCH', ...
'Bhw8svfXKltcFGrqcpHn/1V5U5wEGBsuT1jCMmQddB0D7tWTJAnXla1JWM6', ...
'knBwGGREw2Hx+8hkXgDVinLT4cqmkOnsL9zFTrpJ9OJ/xRxG/YBxtHeFWZC', ...
'zG7pLkMlIt6UjCXan1mDZhM9Hy89agzn8X19VuZeHMdjPWcYIfH0kw88WtI', ...
'DCyumu6VzjEu+MK8uXqDHFO3GfG9yToKC0cukYM+IWfDgjJ+WNU14O9gxOS', ...
's6b0/sbi/n+nAcQmiYQ5q2OB5LUWyCFUPNB+26fZQ8dfaLhTt9n61lXvwJ4', ...
'unLGUNVriK4G6d+x7fn5FWyMge+gHrnnJ7czpMuPeIHfSr6toB4D64KEoUY', ...
'0dG4JqiE+abMdG7TFSIsZNTND2aGaqigSm4D+yobXzJ9VvPrDbxEbIzxavt', ...
'Ns6qKsqotIP8rCI/hqzBedfso26VgMG17HpY5YpVASp1D0/u6WJUb6OHRQp', ...
'gFbFApLWwYmXiys6MIEVGHp2jRt/eIUxucx2wXRCdHcIZ14ITxo/U9rUqrs', ...
'RFBOarYWMesAZpj6gB2bHXFUsh4CS24eSdXmzG9PupEwzBJF5Oui2ykpa2i', ...
'8TW1PB6bc3WpxVmpatfVQZ2Vit5DUR7wpXqji6WLuIX+NxscEGdyXcOgxe7', ...
'5MSOyGIaH3Hxkq72FWSaWQwvBPnGwW7xlrrRxBVRsRTLSbuNkxGXOwWA3yv', ...
'NTq3DVxCrc/YPiliczaL/TylGIFxwirX4wfiUO'];
B64 = org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Base64;
img = uint8(B64.decode(uint8(img64));
imshow(reshape(img, 20, 30));

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