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mexGetVariable (Fortran)

Copy of variable from specified workspace

Fortran Syntax

#include "fintrf.h"
mwPointer mexGetVariable(workspace, varname)
character*(*) workspace, varname



Specifies where mexGetVariable searches for array varname. The possible values are:


Search for the variable in the base workspace.


Search for the variable in the caller workspace.


Search for the variable in the global workspace.


Name of the variable to copy


Copy of the variable on success. Returns 0 on failure. A common cause of failure is specifying a variable that is not currently in the workspace. Perhaps the variable was in the workspace at one time but has since been cleared.


Call mexGetVariable to get a copy of the specified variable. The returned mxArray contains a copy of all the data and characteristics that the variable had in the other workspace. Modifications to the returned mxArray do not affect the variable in the workspace unless you write the copy back to the workspace with mexPutVariable.

Use mxDestroyArray to destroy the mxArray created by this routine when you are finished with it.

Version History

Introduced before R2006a