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- mtlb_fliplr
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- mtlb_hold
- mtlb_i
- mtlb_ifft
- mtlb_imp
- mtlb_int16
- mtlb_int32
- mtlb_int8
- mtlb_is
- mtlb_isa
- mtlb_isfield
- mtlb_isletter
- mtlb_isspace
- mtlb_l
- mtlb_legendre
- mtlb_linspace
- mtlb_logic
- mtlb_logical
- mtlb_lower
- mtlb_max
- mtlb_min
- mtlb_mode
- mtlb_more
- mtlb_num2str
- mtlb_ones
- mtlb_plot
- mtlb_prod
- mtlb_rand
- mtlb_randn
- mtlb_rcond
- mtlb_realmax
- mtlb_realmin
- mtlb_s
- mtlb_setstr
- mtlb_size
- mtlb_sort
- mtlb_strcmp
- mtlb_strcmpi
- mtlb_strfind
- mtlb_strrep
- mtlb_sum
- mtlb_t
- mtlb_toeplitz
- mtlb_tril
- mtlb_triu
- mtlb_true
- mtlb_uint16
- mtlb_uint32
- mtlb_uint8
- mtlb_upper
- mtlb_var
- mtlb_zeros

Please note that the recommended version of Scilab is 6.1.0. This page might be outdated.

See the recommended documentation of this function

# mtlb_s

Matlab subtraction emulation function

### Description

Matlab and Scilab subtraction behave differently in some particular cases:

With character string operands: The

`-`

operator can not be used into Scilab with character strings, while Matlab realizes the subtraction of the operands ASCII codes.With empty matrix: In Scilab, if one of the operands is an empty matrix the result of the subtraction is the other operand. In Matlab if one of the operand is an empty matrix the result of the subtraction should be an error or an empty matrix.

The function `mtlb_s(A,B)`

is used by
`mfile2sci`

to replace `A-B`

when it was not
possible to know what were the operands while porting Matlab code to Scilab. This function will
determine the correct semantic at run time. If you want to have a
more efficient code it is possible to replace `mtlb_s`

calls:

If

`A`

and`B`

are character strings,`mtlb_s(A,B)`

may be replaced by`asciimat(A)-asciimat(B)`

If both

`A`

and`B`

are not empty matrices`mtlb_s(A,B)`

may be replaced by`A-B`

, else`mtlb_s(A,B)`

may be replaced by`[]`

.If mtlb_mode()==%T, then

`mtlb_s(A,B)`

may be replaced by`A-B`

in any case where`A`

and`B`

are not character string matrices.

Caution: `mtlb_s` has not to be used for hand coded functions. |

### See also

- mtlb_mode — switch Matlab like operations

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