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Importing MATLAB projects into SAGE (via OMPC)

Recently, I imported a large MATLAB project into SAGE. Here are the steps I followed. 

The first step was the conversion of .m files to python (.pym). ompc (An Open-Source MATLAB-to-Python Compiler) by Peter Jurica may be used as a standalone application, or online here. The online application is not a full-fledged cloud application where files may be imported and stored for future access -- instead, it allows the importing and conversion of a single file or piece of code, at a time. The standalone application requires the following packages -- scipy, numpy and matlibplot. These may found in any scipy-stack distribution based on Python 2.5 or 2.4 (for e.g. I used v1.1 of Portable Python). Then, ompc documentation describes how a file may be converted. There is a small bugfix that needs to be made in the code (if it hasn't already happened, ref. bitbucket pull request) -- change the line "if not os.path.exists(sys.path[1])" to "if not os.path.exists(sys.argv[1])" in ompc\ompcply.

After I converted all my .m files to .pym files, I created my project on sagecloud and uploaded my project directories into them. .mat files may then be converted as well, on the cloud, using the python notebook (see instructions here).


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