Paul
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Determining 'classname' such that isa(v,'classname') will be true
Posted:
Apr 16, 2013 6:11 PM


Given an object v of a class, how can I determine all possible classname such that isa(v,'classname') will return true? For example, consider the following:
h=ss(1,1,1,1); class(h) mc=metaclass(h); mc.SuperclassList.Name L1=isa(h,'ss'); % returns true, understandable L2=isa(h,'numlti'); % returns true, understandable L3=isa(h,'StateSpaceModel'); % returns true, understandable L4=isa(h,'lti'); % returns true, how would I have known? [L1 L2 L3 L4]
ans = ss
ans = numlti
ans = StateSpaceModel
ans =
1 1 1 1
I just stumbled on 'lti' returning true for this case. How could I have found that programatically? In general, is there some function that has a functionality like: c = whatis(v); % returns cell array c such that isa(v,c{i}) is true

