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associates a name to variable type

Calling Sequence

[types [ [,names]]=typename()



integer column vector: the types codes of each defined data types.


column vector of strings: the names associated to type codes.


integer: the type code of new data type.


string: the name associated to the type code


The function and operator overloading make use of a formal name associated to data types to form the name of the overloading function (see overloading). The typename can be used to handle this formal names for hard coded data types (the tlist or mlist coded data types formal names are defined in an other way, see overloading).

Called without right hand side argument, typename returns information on defined data types.

Called with right hand side argument, typename associates a name to a data type code.

typename('',type) suppress the data type given by its code type out of the table of known data types.

Number max. of defined types is 50.

See Also

  • type — Returns the type of a variable
  • typeof — object type
  • overloading — display, functions and operators overloading capabilities
  • tlist — Scilab object and typed list definition.
  • mlist — Scilab object, matrix oriented typed list definition.
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