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# type

returns the type of a variable

### Calling Sequence

[i]=type(x)

### Arguments

- x
a Scilab object.

- i
an integer.

### Description

`type(x)`

returns an integer which is the type of `x`

as following:

- 1
a real or complex matrix of double.

- 2
- 4
- 5
- 6
- 7
Matlab sparse matrix

- 8
a matrix of integers stored on 1 (

`int8`

), 2 (`int16`

) or 4 (`int32`

) bytes.- 9
a matrix of graphic handles.

- 10
a matrix of character strings.

- 11
an un-compiled function (Scilab code). A function created with deff with argument

`'n'`

.- 13
a compiled function (Scilab code).

- 14
a function library.

- 15
a list.

- 16
a typed list (tlist).

- 17
a matrix oriented typed list (mlist).

- 128
a pointer (Use case: lufact).

- 129
a size implicit polynomial used for indexing.

- 130
a built-in Scilab function, called also

*gateway*(C, C++ or Fortran code).- 0
a null variable. It is mainly used internally by Scilab. If a function has no declared returned argument like

`disp`

when 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.`x=disp(1)`

deletes`x`

.

Please note that, for some variables, `type` will return `tlist`
or `mlist` due to the internal data structure. This is the case of
rational and state-space matrices, hypermat and struct. Please considering the use of
typeof instead. |

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