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H.J. Wang

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data type
Posted: Apr 7, 1998 7:19 PM
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Hi,

I am a new user of Matlab, and would appreciate if someone can answer
me a question.

I'd like to know whether I can generate data in Matlab which has the
data type of "byte" or "integer", rather than "float". My real concern
is this: I have to generate a lot of variables which take values of only
0 or 1. Then I'll do matrix manupulation based on the generated data.
If all these created data are in "float" type, it would require a huge
amount of memory and slow down the computation. But if it is stored in
"byte" or integer type, I think it should reduce the memory requirement
and speed things up.

Thank you in advance for any insight.

H.J. Wang





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