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It’s kinda weird to use command lines in Windows (maybe a lot of people do it, who knows) but the reason I’m using it is that in Windows based Matlab, the “system” function will just call cmd. So if I need to run something inside a Matlab loop, I should learn how to use cmd.

Here is the command line I used to open a data file and run a python script in Tecplot:

C:\ /WAIT tec360 -b -datafile C:\something.plt -p C:\some\python.py
  • /WAIT is to hold the program until it’s done
  • -b is batch mode, include this otherwise you will see the GUI
  • -datafile is reading file
  • -p is executing python script
    Note that the python script must be put in the python path otherwise Tecplot won’t find it.