How to run m-file from another m-file by input string

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I have tried this code below trying to immediately run an m-file that was just created in another m-file :
savename = input('name : ');
f=fopen(savename,'w');
%%%writes in the created m-file
fclose(f);
run(save_name);
The above code neither produce any error or runs the script. Any comments? thanks.
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Arief Anbiya
Arief Anbiya on 17 Jul 2014
Thanks @Geoff, it worked.. I just realized that my code actually worked (without the typo). I write variables in the created m-file, so I was looking for those variables to appear in the workspace, then i realized Matlab doesnt do that.

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Alfonso Nieto-Castanon
Alfonso Nieto-Castanon on 16 Jul 2014
Edited: Alfonso Nieto-Castanon on 16 Jul 2014
try this:
...
fclose(f);
rehash;
run(save_name);
also make sure that your variable save_name does not include the extension .m, while the file that you create does include it. So that would be something like:
savename = 'test';
f = fopen([savename '.m'],'wt');
...
fclose(f);
rehash;
run(savename);
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Alfonso Nieto-Castanon
Alfonso Nieto-Castanon on 16 Jul 2014
Interesting (and thanks for pointing this out)... Entering a script name with the extension .m (and without a filepath) produces an error on an old version of Matlab (R2008b), but it seems to work just fine on a more recent version (R2013a)...

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David Sanchez
David Sanchez on 16 Jul 2014
I do that some times just by doing this:
another_script = input('script name: ','s'); % and type the name of your other script
run(another_script);
with no need of either fopen or fclose
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Geoff Hayes
Geoff Hayes on 16 Jul 2014
Arief's code is creating a script from within another, and so needs the fopen and fclose.

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