Superior clipboard copy and paste for Matlab
Fancyclip supports copying Matlab data as HTML or JSON, pasting to Excel as tabular data, copying tables and structs, and more.
What it does
Let’s say you’ve got some data in a matrix, and you want to copy it into an Excel worksheet. So you use Matlab’s
clipboard() function and paste it in to your Excel.
mx = magic(5) + round(rand(5), 2); clipboard('copy', mx);
Darn it, that’s not what I wanted!
Fancyclip can do better:
You can use it on
table arrays, too:
Name = ["Alice" "Bob" "Carol" "Dave"]'; Birthdate = [datetime(1987, 3, 24), datetime(1995, 11, 7), datetime(1976, 7, 4), ... datetime(1998, 4, 14)]'; FavoriteNumber = rand([4 1]); tbl = table(Name, Birthdate, FavoriteNumber); fancyclip.copy(tbl)
You can also paste into HTML emails, and use it on things like complicated nested
s = struct('foo', 42, 'bar', [1 2 3], 'baz', "Hello, world!", 'qux', ... struct('x', magic(3), 'y', 'Some data', 'tbl',tbl, 'z', 1:3)); fancyclip.copy(s)
To install Fancyclip, download it from the Releases page or clone the repo to get it on your disk. Then add its
Mcode/ folder to your Matlab path.
% Load library addpath Mcode % Copy stuff to clipboard x = magic(4) + rand(4); fancyclip.copy(x); s = struct('foo', 42, 'bar', [1 2 3], 'baz', "Hello, world!", 'qux', struct('x', magic(3), 'y', 'Some data', 'z', 1:3)); fancyclip.copy(s); % Paste from clipboard in various formats html = fancyclip.paste('text/html') % See what's available on the clipboard fancyclip.availableDataFlavors
Fancyclip is written and maintained by Andrew Janke. The project home page is https://github.com/janklab/fancyclip.
This project was created with MatlabProjectTemplate by Andrew Janke.