Calls a function or procedure when the returned value is not needed and can be ignored, or when the procedure is defined to return nothing.
call function_name(); call function_name(argument_list);
// Create a positive definte matrix x = moment(rndn(100, 4), 0); // Call chol function call chol(x); // y is the determinant y = detl;
The above example is the fastest way to compute the
determinant of a positive definite matrix. The
chol() is discarded and detl is used to
retrieve the determinant that was computed during
the call to
This is useful when you need to execute a function or procedure and do not need the value that it returns. It can also be used for calling procedures that have been defined to return nothing.
function_name can be any intrinsic GAUSS function, a procedure (proc), or any valid expression.