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## Re: Octave 3.2.4 - Error Calculating Powers of 2

**From**: |
Ben Abbott |

**Subject**: |
Re: Octave 3.2.4 - Error Calculating Powers of 2 |

**Date**: |
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 10:30:58 -0400 |

On Mar 17, 2011, at 2:47 AM, Vickreman Chettiar wrote:
>* Hi.*
>* *
>* I have recently installed Octave, and I am trying to calculate the powers *
>* of two from 1 to 50 with the following code.*
>* n=1:50; m=2^n; disp(m)*
>* I keep getting the following error*
>* error: for x^A, A must be square*
>* and have not so far been able to perform the calculation in Octave.*
>* *
>* I see no reason why A has to be square, and I have checked the manual and *
>* confirmed that ^ is indeed the symbol for exponentiation. Am I doing *
>* something incorrectly, or is this a bug? How do I fix the problem?*
>* *
>* I am using version 3.2.4 of Octave. My operating-system is the 64-bit version *
>* of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition.*
>* *
>* Thank you and regards, Vickreman.*
Try replacing "^" with ".^"
n=1:50; m=2.^n; disp(m)
Ben