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why does my m file not save correctly

Asked by Jose Garcia on 28 Oct 2019
Latest activity Edited by per isakson
on 28 Oct 2019
Ive tried to save multiple codes saving with the same conventional type. But for whatever reason when i try opening the .m file saved, it seems corrupt. All my .m files are behaving this way. Am i doing something wrong? or do i need to reload the system? I am not sure how to fix this issue.
I am using save file(title.m)


What exactly do you mean by "save file(title.m)" ?
I’m sorry, yes when I go to save my code in the command window I use Save filemycode.m then hit enter and the file will save. But when I try and open the saved .m file it opens corrupt and Just shows a bunch of symbols over the screen.

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Answer by per isakson
on 28 Oct 2019
Edited by per isakson
on 28 Oct 2019

The command save is used to store variables of the current workspace, i.e. save data.
There is no simple command to save m-code. Instead it's typically done interactively.
  • Create or modify a code
  • Click the Save icon or the little down-arrow below the Save icon
  • Chose folder and filename
  • Click Save in the bottom right corner of the save file dialog
Open the m-file interactively. The Open File icon is next to the Save icon


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