1. ## MATLAB Help?

Hi all,

I am having trouble with user-defined functions in matlab.

I want to add up 'n' numbers in a summation for a function.

The equation, without values plugged in, is this:

1/REQ = 1/r1 + 1/r2 + 1/r3 + 1/r4 + 1/r5 +....+ 1/rn

You get the point.

So Here is my work for matlab:

Function:

function [REQ] = req(r)
req=1/sum(1./r);

return

And this is my script file:

req_1=req(50,75,300,60,500,180,200)

The seven inputs being what needs to go into the function.

Thanks for any help!

2. Originally Posted by dillonmhudson
Hi all,

I am having trouble with user-defined functions in matlab.

I want to add up 'n' numbers in a summation for a function.

The equation, without values plugged in, is this:

1/REQ = 1/r1 + 1/r2 + 1/r3 + 1/r4 + 1/r5 +....+ 1/rn

You get the point.

So Here is my work for matlab:

Function:

function [REQ] = req(r)
req=1/sum(1./r);

return

And this is my script file:

req_1=req(50,75,300,60,500,180,200)

The seven inputs being what needs to go into the function.

Thanks for any help!
Your function as defined has one argument but you call it with seven. Try:

req_1=req([50,75,300,60,500,180,200])

CB

3. Ok, but my function needs to be defined for an infinite number of inputs, is there a way that I can do that?

I want to be able to input 1 variable, or 50 without changing the function.

Thanks

4. Originally Posted by dillonmhudson
Ok, but my function needs to be defined for an infinite number of inputs, is there a way that I can do that?

I want to be able to input 1 variable, or 50 without changing the function.

Thanks
You input one variable which is a vector with however many elements you require. Which you would see if you looked at the sample calling code I gave you.

CB

5. Ok well here is my error that I get:

Error in ==> req at 3
req=1/sum(1./r);

??? Output argument "REQ" (and maybe others) not assigned during call to "/u/m152_806/dillonmhudson91/EngrMath/Gilat/c6/g188x15/req.m>req".

Error in ==> g188x15 at 6
req_1=req([50,75,300,60,500,180,200]);

6. Originally Posted by dillonmhudson
Ok well here is my error that I get:

Error in ==> req at 3
req=1/sum(1./r);

??? Output argument "REQ" (and maybe others) not assigned during call to "/u/m152_806/dillonmhudson91/EngrMath/Gilat/c6/g188x15/req.m>req".

Error in ==> g188x15 at 6
req_1=req([50,75,300,60,500,180,200]);
Matlab is case sensitive req and REQ are different variables:

Code:
function REQ = req(r)
REQ=1/sum(1./r);

return
should work (the return is redundant)

CB

7. Wow, case-sensitive... Never would have thought of that.

Thanks a lot buddy!