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Topic: How to check if a variable is a function handle?
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Steven Lord

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Re: How to check if a variable is a function handle?
Posted: Jul 18, 2013 9:38 AM
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"Rui" <rui.maciel@gmail.com> wrote in message
> Quinta-feira, 18 de Julho de 2013 11:30:14 UTC+1, Jos (10584) escreveu:
>> Rui wrote in message
>> <6df3a965-3753-49f4-b791-1e74e7e31945@googlegroups.com>...

>> > Is there a way to check if variable is a function handle? I couldn't
>> > find any reference on Mathworks' is* page[1].


> Thanks for the help, Jos.
> As a future reference, this property is implicitly defined in Mathwork's
> page on the isa() function [1], with the 'function_handle' label being
> included in the 'MATLAB fundamental types' section.

It's not a property, it's the class of the variable. You can confirm this

f = @sin;
whos f

or by looking in the Tips section of this documentation page:


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