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Topic: The syntax of MATLAB is inconsistent
Replies: 12   Last Post: May 16, 2013 10:40 AM

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 kzelechowski@e3tech.local Posts: 27 Registered: 4/30/13
Re: The syntax of MATLAB is inconsistent
Posted: May 16, 2013 3:09 AM

% Consider:
z .a = 0;
% There is a space between z and the period too. Nevertheless, MATLAB does
NOT assume that z is a function.
% If that is consistent, I do not know what is not.

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<kzelechowski@e3tech.local> wrote in message
> 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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Steve Lord
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