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Matlab format emulation function


Matlab and Scilab format behave differently in some particular cases:

  • Some Matlab formats do not exist in Scilab

  • The syntax for format is different in Scilab and Matlab

The function mtlb_format(type,prec) is used by mfile2sci to replace format([type prec]) when it was not possible to know what were the inputs 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_format calls:

  • If type="" and prec="" mtlb_format("","") may be replaced by format("v",6)

  • If type="+" and prec="" mtlb_format("+","") may be replaced by format(6)

  • If type="long" and prec="" mtlb_format("long","") may be replaced by format(16)

  • If type="long" and prec="e" mtlb_format("long","e") may be replaced by format("e"16)

  • If type="long" and prec="g" mtlb_format("long","g") may be replaced by format("e"16)

  • If type="short" and prec="" mtlb_format("short","") may be replaced by format(6)

  • If type="short" and prec="e" mtlb_format("short","e") may be replaced by format("e"6)

  • If type="short" and prec="g" mtlb_format("short","g") may be replaced by format("e"6)

Caution: mtlb_format has not to be used for hand coded functions.

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