MATLAB Style Guidelines 2.0
Updated 27 Mar 2014
MATLAB has changed just a little in the 12 years since I wrote my previous style guide. This is an updated and revised version.
This document is concerned with correctness, clarity and generality. The goal of these guidelines is to help produce code that is more likely to be correct, understandable, sharable and maintainable.
These MATLAB coding recommendations are consistent with best practices in the software development community. The guidelines are generally the same as those for C, C++ and Java, with modifications for MATLAB features and history. The recommendations are based on guidelines for other languages collected from a number of sources and on personal experience.
Richard Johnson (2023). MATLAB Style Guidelines 2.0 (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/46056-matlab-style-guidelines-2-0), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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Inspired by: MATLAB Programming Style Guidelines, MATLAB Style Guide Wiki access and search function, Matlab Style Guidelines Cheat Sheet
Inspired: MATLAB Coding Checklist, MATLAB Style Guide Wiki access and search function
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