Description: To create/select a figure, you would usually use a command such as "figure(1)". Trouble with this is that, if you run multiple scripts as part of an analysis, they can end up stamping on each others' figures. An alternative is to create a figure using just "figure", but this will generate many many figure windows and make you wild and crazy.
This function provides a new way of selecting a figure based on a text string, e.g. "selectfigure 'Plot of people against cake'", making conflicts a thing of the past.