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Scilab help >> Files : Input/Output functions > sscanf

sscanf

converts formatted input given by a string. This function is obsolete.

Calling Sequence

[v_1, ..., v_n] = sscanf(string, format)

Arguments

format

specifies the format conversion.

string

specifies input to be read.

v_1, ..., v_n

converted results.

Description

This function is obsolete, use preferably the msscanf function which is more efficient and is more compatible with the C sscanf procedure.

The sscanf function interprets character string according to a format, and returns the converted results v_1, ..., v_n.

The format parameter contains conversion specifications used to interpret the input.

The format parameter can contain white-space characters (blanks, tabs, newline, or formfeed) that, except in the following two cases, read the input up to the next nonwhite-space character. Unless there is a match in the control string, trailing white-space (including a newline character) is not read.

  • Any character except % (percent sign), which must match the next character of the input stream.

  • A conversion specification that directs the conversion of the next input field. See scanf_conversion for details.

See Also

  • mprintf — converts, formats, and writes data to the main scilab window
  • mfscanf — reads input from the stream pointer stream (interface to the C fscanf function)
  • scanf_conversion — mscanf, msscanf, mfscanf conversion specifications
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