# Integer Precision (Scilab gateway)

How to get precision of an integer matrix.

### Syntax

`SciErr getMatrixOfIntegerPrecision(void* _pvCtx, int* _piAddress, int* _piPrecision)`
`SciErr getNamedMatrixOfIntegerPrecision(void* _pvCtx, const char* _pstName, int* _piPrecision)`

### Arguments

_pvCtx

Scilab environment pointer, pass in "pvApiCtx" provided by api_scilab.h

_pstName

Name of the variable for "named" functions.

_piPrecision

Return precision of an integer variable. If value is greater then 10 then the variable is unsigned.

SciErr

Error structure where is stored errors messages history and first error number.

### Description

This help describes how to get precision of an integer matrix.

### Gateway Source

```#include "api_scilab.h"
SciErr printf_info(int _iVar);

int common_function(char *fname,void* pvApiCtx)
{
SciErr sciErr;
int i;
int iBool       = 0;

for(i = 0 ; i < nbInputArgument(pvApiCtx) ; i++)
{
sciErr = printf_info(i + 1);
if(sciErr.iErr)
{
printError(&sciErr, 0);
break;
}
sciprint("\n\n");
}

//1 for true, 0 for false
iBool = sciErr.iErr == 0 ? 1 : 0;

sciErr = createMatrixOfBoolean(pvApiCtx, nbInputArgument(pvApiCtx) + 1, 1, 1, &iBool);
if(sciErr.iErr)
{
printError(&sciErr, 0);
return 0;
}

//assign allocated variables to Lhs position
AssignOutputVariable(pvApiCtx, 1) = nbInputArgument(pvApiCtx) + 1;
return 0;
}

SciErr printf_info(int _iVar)
{
SciErr sciErr;
int iType       = 0;

if(sciErr.iErr)
{
return sciErr;
}

sciprint("Variable %d information:\n", _iVar);

if(sciErr.iErr)
{
return sciErr;
}

sciprint("\tType: ");
if(iType == sci_ints)
{
char pstSigned[]    = "signed";
char pstUnsigned[]  = "unsigned";
char* pstSign       = pstSigned;
int iPrec           = 0;

if(sciErr.iErr)
{
return sciErr;
}

if(iPrec > 10)
{
pstSign = pstUnsigned;
}

sciprint("%s integer %d bits\n", pstSign, (iPrec % 10) * 8);
}
else
{
sciprint("Not manage by this function\n");
return sciErr;
}

return sciErr;
}```

### Scilab test script

```l1 = [1,2*%i,3;%i,2,3*%i];
l2 = ["may","the";"puffin","be";"with","you"];
l3 = int8([1,2,3]);
l4 = uint16([1000,2000,3000]);
l5 = list(l1,l2,l3);
l = list(l1,l2,l3,l4,l5);
common_function(l(1:\$))```
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