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Question about size() and length() of lists (newbie question)
From: 
John W. Eaton 
Subject: 
Question about size() and length() of lists (newbie question) 
Date: 
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 11:37:37 0600 
On 14Dec2000, Douglas Eck <address@hidden> wrote:
 I noticed that size() and length() treat lists
 differently. I can imagine that this is
 desired behavior but I thought I'd ask.

 Octave >> version
 ans = 2.1.31
 Octave >> l=list('a','b','c')
 l =
 (
 [1] = a
 [2] = b
 [3] = c
 )
 Octave >> length(l)
 ans = 3
 Octave >> size(l)
 ans =

 1 1
Length seems a natural way to ask for the length of a list, which
doesn't have an orientation (it is not a row or column vector), and as
currently implemented, cannot be two dimensional.
jwe

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