Please note that the recommended version of Scilab is 2023.1.0. This page might be outdated.
See the recommended documentation of this function
Giving tips to help M2SCI...
The main difficulty for M2SCI (
mfile2sci) is to find what variables are: dimensions, type...
To help this tool, just add comments beginning with
%m2scideclare in the M-file to convert,
%m2sciassume was used in previous Scilab versions and is now obsolete).
The syntax of this command is:
variable_name: name of the variable declared. It can be a Struct field (e.g.
x(1,2).name) or describe the contents of a Cell using syntax
x(1,2).entries. NOTE that for Cells and Structs,
*can be used as an index (see examples below).
dimensions: dimensions of the variable declared separated by blanks, if a dimension is unknown, replace it by
?. NOTE that String dimensions must be similar to Matlab ones e.g.
1 6for character string 'string'.
data_type: data type of the variable which can be:
m2scideclare data type Scilab "equivalent" type Double 1 Boolean 4 Sparse 5 Int 8 Handle 9 String 10 Struct Matlab struct (16) Cell Matlab cell (17) Void No type (0) ? Unknown type
property: property of the variable which can be:
m2scideclare property Scilab "equivalent" Real Real data Complex Complex data ? Unknown property
This field is ignored for following datatypes:
All data given by
m2scideclare are compared with infered data,
in case of conflict, infered data are kept and a warning message is displayed.
If you are sure about your data, report a bug.
Some examples are given below:
%m2scideclare var1|2 3|Double|Realvar1 is declared as a 2x3 Double matrix containing real data
%m2scideclare var2|2 3 10|Double|Complexvar2 is declared as a 2x3x10 Double hypermatrix containing complex data
%m2scideclare var3(1,2).name|1 10|String|?var3 is declared as a Struct array containing a 1x10 character string in field 'name' of struct at index (1,2)
%m2scideclare var4(1,5).entries|1 ?|Boolean|?var4 is declared as a Cell containing a row boolean vector at index (1,5)
%m2scideclare var4(1,6).entries|? ?|Int|?var4 is declared as a Cell containing a row boolean vector at index (1,5) and integer data at index (1,6)
%m2scideclare var5(*,*).name|1 ?|String|?var5 is declared as a Struct array containing a 1xn character string in all fields 'name'
%m2scideclare var6(2,*).entries|1 3|Double|Realvar6 is declared as a Cell array containing a 1x3 double vector in each element of its second row
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