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printf

Emulator of C language printf function

Calling Sequence

printf(format,value_1,..,value_n)

Arguments

format

a Scilab string. Specifies a character string combining literal characters with conversion specifications.

value_i

Specifies the data to be converted according to the format parameter.

Description

The printf function converts, formats, and writes its value parameters, under control of the format parameter, to the standard output.

The format parameter is a character string that contains two types of objects:

Literal characters

which are copied to the output stream.

Conversion specifications

each of which causes zero or more items to be fetched from the value parameter list. see printf_conversion for details

If any values remain after the entire format has been processed, they are ignored.

Examples

printf('Result is:\nalpha=%f',0.535)
<< print Output functions printf_conversion >>

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