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list of variables in a saved data file

Calling Sequence

[names, typs, dims, vols] = listvarinfile(filename)



a character string, the pathname of the file to be inspected.


a matrix of strings, names of the variables saved in the file.


a list, dimensions of the variables saved in the file.


a numeric matrix, types of the variables saved in the file.


a numeric matrix, size in bytes of the variables saved in the file.


This utility function lists "a la whos" the variables contained in a Scilab data file produced by save.

Hypermatrices are reported as plain mlists; rationals and state-spaces are reported as plain tlists; graphic handles are not recognized.


a=eye(2,2); b=int16(ones(a)); c=rand(2,3,3);
[names,typs,dims,vols] = listvarinfile(fullfile(TMPDIR,"vals.sod"))

See Also

  • whos — listing of variables in long form
  • save — Save a variable or a serie of variables in a binary file
  • load — Load a saved variable or a serie of variables
  • save_format — format of files produced by "save"
  • type — returns the type of a variable
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