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User-defined options to run on worker when task starts





The task being evaluated by the worker.


taskStartup(task) runs automatically on a worker each time the worker evaluates a task for a particular job. You do not call this function from the client session, nor explicitly as part of a task function.

You add MATLAB code to the taskStartup.m file to define task initialization on the worker. The worker looks for taskStartup.m in the following order, executing the one it finds first:

  1. Included in the job's AttachedFiles property.

  2. In a folder included in the job's AdditionalPaths property.

  3. In the worker's MATLAB® installation at the location


To create a version of taskStartup.m for AttachedFiles or AdditionalPaths, copy the provided file and modify it as required. For further details on taskStartup and its implementation, see the text in the installed taskStartup.m file.

Version History

Introduced before R2006a