vartypef

Purpose

Returns a vector of ones and zeros that indicate whether variables in a dataset are character or numeric.

Format

y = vartypef(f)
Parameters:f (scalar) – file handle of an open file
Returns:y (Nx1 vector of ones and zeros) – 1 if variable is numeric, 0 if character.

Remarks

This function should be used in place of older functions that are based on the case of the variable names. You should also use the v96 dataset format.