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Help text does not work for user-defined functions

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Are Mjaavatten
Are Mjaavatten 2020 年 1 月 18 日
編集済み: Matt J 2020 年 6 月 29 日
I just installed R2019b and the help function does not work. Example: I created the addme function from the Add Help for Your Program page in the documentation. Result:
>> help addme
addme is a function.
c = addme(a, b)
The help text in the file was not shown. Also:
>> help help
help not found.
A similar question was asked before, but the answer was not very helpful for me.
help seems to work ok for built-in functions.
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Oli B
Oli B 2020 年 3 月 20 日
I have a similar problem with Matlab R2019a. I use functions that were written in previous versions of Matlab (2014 I think). I can use them, but when I try to get a function's help all it gives me is "myfunction is a function".
If I copy a function's code in a new script and save it from Matlab R2019a, it works correctly. So it is not a mistake in the function's code nor in the help's path. It looks like some kind of encoding error or incompatibilty between versions?
How can I solve this without having to resave 100+ functions?



Are Mjaavatten
Are Mjaavatten 2020 年 5 月 26 日
Problem solved - finally!
My Matlab 2019b and 2020a installations had several other odd behaviours in addition to the help problem. For instance none of the reports available from the Current Folder window worked. I finally decided to investigate this in more detail and found that I had a function strip.m in my Matlab path which shadowed the built-in function with the same name. It gave an error becuse it required two inputs and got only one. The error was not reported there because it was called in a try - catch section. Renaming my function to stripp.m solved both the help problem and the report problem, and some others as well.
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Matt J
Matt J 2020 年 6 月 29 日
Aaarggh. That worked for me, too. They really should use builtins or private/ Mcode for such essential commands.
Good catch.


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Mark Tiede
Mark Tiede 2020 年 4 月 19 日
SOLVED – I had this problem as well: some (not all) user-written functions which used to show the correct documentation under r2018b would only show "<function_name> is a function" after updating to r2019b. In my case the problem (as suggested by Oli B) was Legacy Mac EOL encoding – after converting to Unix LF encoding the help for these problematic functions displayed correctly once again. Note that there are many ways to automate this conversion; see e.g. this page.
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Are Mjaavatten
Are Mjaavatten 2020 年 4 月 20 日
Encoding is UTF-8 and EOL is \n.


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