Scripts are the simplest type of program file. They are useful for automating a series of MATLAB® commands, such as computations that you have to perform repeatedly from the command line or series of commands you have to reference.
Create a script in a new file or from commands in the Command History.
Add comments to describe your code and allow others to understand it.
Find and replace text in the current file or multiple files, automatically rename variables or functions, and go to a location in a file.
Use column selection, code autocompletions, refactoring, indentation, and code folding to edit your code and make it code easier to read.
Divide MATLAB code files into sections and run all sections or run each section individually.
Save and automatically create backup copies of files in the Editor and Live Editor.
Code files can be scripts that simply execute a series of MATLAB statements, or they can be functions that also accept input arguments and produce output.
Add functions to scripts to reuse code within a script and avoid creating and managing separate function files.