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Creating a general function handle

  1. Aug 9, 2011 #1
    I'm writing a MATLAB function m-file which has input argument of some N-by-1 vector.

    Say this vector is [1,2,3].

    I want to create a function handle representing a sum of x taken to the power of each number that appears in the vector, so in this case it is:

    f = @(x) [x^1 + x^2 + x^3]; (x scalar)

    The point is, I don't know how to define f when I don't explicitly know what the input vector is. Can anyone help me generate a general function handle? The trick is because N is variable.
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  3. Aug 9, 2011 #2


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    f = @(x) sum(x.^v)
  4. Aug 10, 2011 #3
    I like it! Thanks very much
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