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keyword used in statement "select"


Keyword used in statement select ... case ... end

Keyword case points out one variant of a variable value (it is the variable value which is selected from a range of values).

Use it in the following way:

select expr0
    case expr1 then
        instructions 1
    case expr2 then
        instructions 2
    case exprn then
        instructions n
    [else instructions]


select OS
case "Windows" then
  disp("Scilab on Windows")
case "Linux" then
  disp("Scilab on Linux")
case "Darwin" then
  disp("Scilab on MacOs")
  error("Scilab on Unknown platform")

See also

  • select — select keyword
  • while — Opens a block of instructions iterated on a heading condition
  • end — end keyword
  • for — keyword entering a non-conditional loop


6.0.0 case is now protected: Assignments like case=1 are no longer possible.
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