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Cannot find builtin function 'waitbar'

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raym on 6 Dec 2020
Answered: Steven Lord on 6 Dec 2020
I am calling builtin fucntion to run waitbar in R2017b but got an error:
Cannot find builtin function 'waitbar'.
Is waitbar function not supported by builtin?
Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 6 Dec 2020
How are you calling waitbar in your code?

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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 6 Dec 2020
The builtin function is intended to call built-in functions, not functions implemented by MathWorks as function files with the .m or .mlx extensions. The waitbar function is implemented as a .m file. Compare with:
builtin('sin', pi) % sin is a built-in function, its sin.m is help text only
ans = 1.2246e-16
builtin('why') % why is implemented in the file why.m
Cannot find builtin function 'why'

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