Error installing Python on Matlab

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Alessandra Cuneo
Alessandra Cuneo on 21 Sep 2016
Answered: Bo Li on 22 Sep 2016
I'm trying to install python on Matlab2014b to call some Matlab script from Python. I add the Python path in Matlab and write the following command:
cd "matlabroot\extern\engines\python"
python install
(where matlabroot is the path where Matlab is installed) but I get the following error:
"Undefined function 'python' for input arguments of type 'char'"
I controlled and in the current folder the file"" exists. Where I am wrong?

Accepted Answer

Bo Li
Bo Li on 22 Sep 2016
You are supposed to run the command from the system prompt, not MATLAB command window:
"To install the engine API, execute the following commands at the operating system prompt, where matlabroot is the path to the MATLAB folder."

More Answers (1)

George on 21 Sep 2016
Assuming that you're trying to execute the python command this won't work:
cd "matlabroot\extern\engines\python"
python install
because it's trying to interpret the python "word" as a valid MATLAB function or variable.
You may have more luck with the bang command.


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