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Aide Scilab >> Entrées/Sorties [fichiers] > scanf


converts formatted input on standard input

Calling Sequence

[v_1, ..., v_n] = scanf(format);



a character string: specifies the format conversion.

v_1, ..., v_n

converted results.


The scanf function gets character data on standard input (%io(1)), interprets it 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

  • read — matrices read
  • fscanf — converts formatted input read on a file. This function is obsolete.
  • scanf_conversion — mscanf, msscanf, mfscanf conversion specifications
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