gdaGetType

Purpose

Gets the type of a variable in a GAUSS Data Archive.

Format

vartype = gdaGetType(filename, varname)
Parameters:
  • filename (string) – name of data file.
  • varname (string) – name of variable in the GDA.
Returns:

vartype (scalar) – type of the variable in the GDA.

Examples

vartype = gdaGetType("myfile.gda", "x1");

Remarks

The return vartype may contain any of the following:

6 Matrix
13 String
15 String array
21 Array

If gdaGetType() fails, it will return a scalar error code. Call scalerr() to get the value of the error code. The error code may be any of the following:

1 Null file name.
2 File open error.
4 File read error.
5 Invalid file type.
8 Variable not found.
10 File contains no variables.
14 File too large to be read on current platform.

See also

Functions gdaGetTypes()