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Topic: dow define a numeric variable (no symbolic)?
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Alan Weiss

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Re: dow define a numeric variable (no symbolic)?
Posted: May 9, 2013 8:32 AM
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On 5/9/2013 7:21 AM, Nasser M. Abbasi wrote:
> On 5/9/2013 2:19 AM, ghasem wrote:
>> obviously,I get this error:
>> ??? Undefined function or variable 'bet'.
>> because I don't define bet in gam,T,tau expressions.
>> how define "bet" as a numeric unknown (I don't want use from "syms
>> bet")?

> You can't.
> Matlab is not C nor C++ nor Pascal.
> In Matlab, you can only define and assign a value at
> same time, as in
> x=5;
> You can't just write
> x;
> or
> var x;
> Unless it is a sym, then you can define it as symbol
> with no value.
> But for numeric, it must be defined and given a value
> at same time.
> --Nasser

If you are trying to write a function of bet, you could write

function [X1,X2,X3] = mycalc(bet)
gam = sqrt(bet^^2 - k1^^2);

Alan Weiss
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