How do I obtain a dependency report for all MATLAB files within a directory?

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I have several MATLAB files within a directory and I want to obtain a dependency report for all the files. This will help me understand the dependency of a file on other files.

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 27 Jun 2009
The Dependency Report shows dependencies among MATLAB files in a directory. To generate a dependency report:
1. Select Desktop > Current Directory and navigate to the directory containing the MATLAB files for which you want to produce a Dependency Report.
2. On the Current Directory browser toolbar, click the Actions button, and then select Reports > Dependency Report.
The Dependency Report opens in the MATLAB Web Browser. The Dependency Report is similar to running DEPFUN on each MATLAB file, although the two do not provide the exact same results. This information with more details is available in the documentation at:

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Daniel Frisch
Daniel Frisch on 13 Nov 2020
This function also uses the Matlab dependency report internally and then copies all the files into a single folder, which may be convenient if you want to share or archive the actual, complete code:
>> copy_dependencies('my_script.m', 'target_folder')


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