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Topic: The syntax of MATLAB is inconsistent
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Steven Lord

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Re: The syntax of MATLAB is inconsistent
Posted: May 15, 2013 10:46 AM
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<kzelechowski@e3tech.local> wrote in message
news:51935159$0$1247$65785112@news.neostrada.pl...
> z .(a) = 0;
> % means to MATLAB
> z ('.(a)', '=', '0')
> % is a function call


Yes, because of the space between z and the period, assuming that z is a
function. That is documented functionality that I believe many people use on
a daily basis called command-syntax.

http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_prog/command-vs-function-syntax.html

Whenever you type:

sin(x)

you're using the function syntax. Whenever you type:

help plot

you're using the command syntax. While SIN only supports function syntax,
HELP supports both:

help plot
help('plot')

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