Matlog: Logistics Engineering Matlab Toolbox
The Matlab Toolbox Matlog was developed for use in the course ISE 754 at NCSU. It should be compatible with Matlab versions 2014b to 2015b. The toolbox contains functions for solving the following types of problems:
Matlog Reference (HTML) provides a listing of help information for each function in the Matlog toolbox.
Matlog: Logistics Engineering using Matlab, presents detailed example of the use of Matlog to solve a facility location and allocation problem.
Basic Concepts in Matlab, provides a short overview of Matlab.
The Documentation, Manuals, and Tutorials on the MathWorks website (the developers of Matlab) provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference source for Matlab.
Extracting the file will create the folder matlog. You should be able to save the folder
anywhere on your computer. Navigate to that folder in Matlab using the
Current Folder dialog box on the Matlab
Toolbar and make it your current folder. At the Matlab command
prompt, type pwd to see
the full path to the Matlog folder, called, for example, mypathtomatlog.
Copy this string to the clipboard and then navigate back to the folder
starts in and make it your current folder. Type edit startup to either create a
new startup.m file or edit
an existing startup.m
file (you should not use the NCSU network startup.m
file on when not connected to the campus network). Put or add the line
to your startup.m file and save it. Then, every time you start Matlab, just type startup at the command line to execute the startup.m script and add a path to Matlog so that you can access it. You can add other commands to your startup.m script that you would like to have executed each time you start Matlab can also be added to the file; for example, the format compact command is at the end of the file and is used to eliminate the blank lines that would otherwise appear between each line of output at the command window:
% Example startup.m file to access local install of Matlog path(path,'mypathtomatlog') % Path to access Matlog matlogupdate % Run to check for updates format compact % Run to eliminate blank lines
You can also place your startup.m
file in a folder on your search path so that it automatically gets
started each time you start Matlab.
at the command line to determine the first user folder located
on your computer and copy your startup.m
file to this folder.
Between version changes, individual files in Matlog
can/will change on a regular basis (e.g., fixing errors) and the entire
Matlog zip file will be updated. Instead of
having to re-copy all of Matlog from the new zip file, there are two
ways to get just the files that have been updated:
See log file for a list of Matlog updates to date.
Michael G. Kay, Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.