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Re: [Fwd: How to make a read variable av lvalue?]

From: Thomas Weber
Subject: Re: [Fwd: How to make a read variable av lvalue?]
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:43:46 +0100

Am Mittwoch, den 23.01.2008, 09:18 +0100 schrieb Svante Signell:
> This was sent to the wrong list. Hoping for some answers here.
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> From: Svante Signell <address@hidden>
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> Subject: How to make a read variable av lvalue?
> Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:19:21 +0100
> Dear list,
> I have the following problem when coding in Octave/Matlab. After reading
> a string from an external file into a variable, like x=fscanf(...)
> resulting in x='string' how can I use this variable content as an
> lvalue, like x.a='something', where x is replaced by its string value,
> resulting in string.a='something' instead of x.a='something'.

octave:1> x = "horray"
x = horray
octave:2> eval ([x, ".a = 300"]);
horray =
  a =  300

octave:3> horray.a
ans =  300

> For functions calls eval() can be used but what about string
> substitution? BTW: We are writing som general software in Matlab/Octave
> and are planning to use eval() extensively in loops. How slow it is
> compared to fixed function calls?

You are combining two slow features,  so expect it to be slow.


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