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horner

polynomial/rational evaluation

horner(P,x)

Arguments

P

polynomial or rational matrix

x

array of numbers or polynomials or rationals

Description

evaluates the polynomial or rational matrix P = P(s) when the variable s of the polynomial is replaced by x:

horner(P,x)=P(x)

Example (Bilinear transform): Assume P = P(s) is a rational matrix then the rational matrix P((1+s)/(1-s)) is obtained by horner(P,(1+s)/(1-s)).

To evaluate a rational matrix at given frequencies use preferably the freq primitive.

Examples

//evaluation of a polynomial for a vector of numbers
P=poly(1:3,'x')
horner(P,[1 2 5])
horner(P,[1 2 5]+%i)

//evaluation of a rational
s=poly(0,'s');M=[s,1/s];
horner(M,1)
horner(M,%i)
horner(M,1/s)

//evaluation of a polynomial for a matrix of numbers
X= [1 2;3 4]
p=poly(1:3,'x','c')
m=horner(p, X)
1*X.^0+2*X.^1+3*X.^2

• freq — frequency response
• repfreq — frequency response
• evstr — evaluation of expressions