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Note: this instructions are temporary as things will be changed soon to provide a cleaner distribution.
Note: these instructions are temporary, things will be changed soon.
Follow these instructions to call yarp code from Matlab:
* YARP side
* YARP side

Revision as of 13:39, 29 August 2006

Note: these instructions are temporary, things will be changed soon.

  • YARP side

Install swig and the Java development environment.

Cmake /example/swig and compile it. You'll get a bunch of .java files in /generated/src and shared library (e.g. jyarp.dll in windows and libjyarp.so in linux). Copy the shared library to a location that is in your path (not sure about this, but I guess it is required so that Matlab can later find it).

Compile all java classes in /example/swig/generated_src:

  java -source 1.3 -target 1.3 *.java
  • Matlab side

You need to tell Matlab the location of the yarp *.class files. Do this by adding the following line to your classpath.txt:


where yarp_root should be substituted with the actual path. Maybe it is possible to change this to point to your YARP_ROOT env variable, if you have defined one. I did not have the time to look at it.

You can ask Matlab about the location of your classpath.txt by typing

  which classpath.txt 

(usually C:\MATLAB6p5\toolbox\local\).

Now the next time you run matlab you should be able to call yarp code. Try for example:


to create a bottle object.

Important: you need to close and run Matlab again every time you change either your classpath.txt file or the .java/.class.