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returns the type of a variable
a Scilab object.
type(x) returns an integer which is the type of
x as following:
a real or complex matrix of double.
Matlab sparse matrix
a matrix of integers stored on 1 (
int8), 2 (
int16) or 4 (
a matrix of graphic handles.
a matrix of character strings.
an un-compiled function (Scilab code). A function created with deff with argument
a compiled function (Scilab code).
a function library.
a typed list (tlist).
a matrix oriented typed list (mlist).
a pointer (Use case: lufact).
a size implicit polynomial used for indexing.
a built-in Scilab function, called also gateway (C, C++ or Fortran code).
a null variable. It is mainly used internally by Scilab. If a function has no declared returned argument like
dispwhen it is called it returns a null variable. If a function is called with an omitted argument in the argument list like
foo(a,,b)the missing argument is assigned to a null variable.Note that if a null variable is assigned to a name, it is removed.
Please note that, for some variables,
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