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Checks if there is a running EXCEL process.
Updated 19 Apr 2016

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|IsEXCELrunning| returns a simple logical "true"/"false" based on whether there is an instance of EXCEL running. Since many Matlab ActX calls may bonk if there's already some instance running, this allows a check.
It also allows a "Force Kill" option to close all EXCEL processes.
This is useful because a number of ActiveX based calls used by Matlab (e.g. xlswrite) may fail if they attempt to open a COM connection while a process is already running.

(This was inspired by a Stack Exchange post by

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Meade (2024). IsEXCELrunning (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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