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Re: doubt in char

From: Geordie McBain
Subject: Re: doubt in char
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 10:19:43 +1000

On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 09:55 -0700, Henry F. Mollet wrote:
> GNU Octave, version 2.1.71 (powerpc-apple-darwin8.1.0).
> Using which char.m produces the one from octave-forge and help char.m does
> not say it's a built-in function as Quention suggested in an earlier post?
> Henry
> octave:1> which char.m
> which: `char.m' is the script file
> /usr/local/share/octave/2.1.71/site/m/octave-forge/general/char.m
> octave:2> help char.m
> char.m is the file:
> /usr/local/share/octave/2.1.71/site/m/octave-forge/general/char.m
> usage: z = char(x)
>    converts numbers into character-arrays
>  it the inverse function of toascii
> see also: TOASCII, SETSTR

True, but try "which char" and "help char" (i.e. without the .m, as
the .m necessarily avoids the built-in which doesn't live in a .m file).

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