I have a Matlab function name as a string (the variable name is ‘function_name’), which is an input from a user, and I need to somehow call that function from Python. Below you can see how I was trying to call this function using the variable name, but it exited with the following error:
(<class 'matlab.engine.MatlabExecutionError'>, MatlabExecutionError("Undefined function 'chsn_agthm' for input arguments of type 'uint8'.n"), <traceback object at 0x0000015D14323C00>)
import matlab.engine eng = matlab.engine.start_matlab() res = eng.function_name(input1, input2, nargout=2)
The problem is that
function_name needs to be a statement in the python code, but is given as string. To resolve this, my suggestion would be not to call
function_name directly, but to always call MATLAB’s
feval function with
function_name as first input argument, i.e.
res = eng.feval( function_name, input1, input2, nargout=2)
feval is then called by the MATLAB engine and invokes the function with the name
function_name using the other arguments (apart from
nargout=2) as input.
For further information on
feval please have a look at https://de.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/feval.html.
It might also be possible to construct a string that contains a valid python expression including
function_name and then to call this expression using pythons