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Calling a user-created function in a different script

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Hello everyone,
So I created a function that resets some variables in a game, once the game has finished. I want to call that function in a script, their both in the same folder and are both accessible by matlab. I come more from C++ so I am used to an explicit #include "", but I know that is not how matlab does things. So I am wondering how one can call a function (the function header has the same name as the function's .m file) in a script. Thank you in advance.


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Bastian Arturo Romero Mardones
Edited: Bastian Arturo Romero Mardones on 22 Nov 2020
You can call a function in your folder
for example if your function is:
function x = mulx2(y)
x = 2*y;
from the main file you should call it like this:
number = 2;
var = mulx2(number)
var = 4
The name of the function and the "file.m" are the same, in this case if your function is mulx2, your file should be mulx2.m


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Stephen Cobeldick
Stephen Cobeldick on 22 Nov 2020
"... I am trying to have it clear all variables when a person wins the game."
MATLAB is a high-level language which takes care of memory management for you: it is very unlikely that you need to explicitly clear any variables. The best way to keep your workspace/s tidy is to use functions rather than scripts.
Mark Terrero
Mark Terrero on 22 Nov 2020
I should have been slightly more literal, I am not clearing the variables I am resetting them to their initial state. Going back and fixing anytime I say "clear all" to "reset"

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