I want to be able to run matlab scripts in atom using the script paclage.

When I do so, I get the following error.

MATLAB - Coins_Riddler.m:23
Unable to run

Did you start Atom from the command line?

 atom .

It looks like matlab isn't in my path. A lot of forums say to include /Applications/MATLAB_R2016a.app/bin in my path, but even doing that doesn't work. Calling matlab from the terminal gets an command not found error, and atom still won't read my matlab script.

  • I don't have matlab installed but can you confirm if the Matlab executable is in that path? If you go under Terminal and go into that path (/Applications/MATLAB_R2016a.app/bin) - does this path existed? Is the matlab executable is in there? – Darius Nov 16 '16 at 5:46

The script package has a grammars.coffee file:


Search for the MATLAB section and change command from "matlab" to "/Applications/MATLAB_R2016a.app/bin/matlab"

command: "/Applications/MATLAB_R2016b.app/bin/matlab"


The plugin has been updated and there is no grammars.coffee any more. You should modify index.coffee in /.atom/packages/script/lib/grammars/ changing it to:

command: '/Applications/MATLAB_R2018a.app/bin/matlab'

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