MATLAB Answers

Can I modify files with copyrighted by The Mathworks?

2 views (last 30 days)
Brian
Brian on 3 Jun 2013
Answered: Jan on 27 Jan 2017
Some functions provided by MATLAB (genpath, for example) list a Copyright notice. Can I modify these to add capabilities and then resubmit them to the file exchange? If so, how should they be marked?
  1 Comment
Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 3 Jun 2013
While I know the answer is No, I would love to hear solutions about what should be submitted to the FEX in these cases. In a number of cases I am using "patched" version of copyrighted functions. In a few cases the functions need to be directly overloaded (e.g., tex.m and subplot.m) while in most cases new file names are fine.

Sign in to comment.

Answers (1)

Jan
Jan on 27 Jan 2017
Some years ago, Matlab's filtfilt.m function could be accelerated massively by modifying some lines only. I did not submit the changed version to the FileExchange due to the copyright, but the function, which applied the modifications automatically. I asked TMW, if they agree with this solution.
Later on Matlab's original function has been improved also and I've removed this tool from the FEX.

Categories

Tags

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!

Translated by