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aloop: a pedestrian automatic for loop creator

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automatically creates / executes a for loop construct

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Updated 13 Jun 2003

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par = aloop('com','-opt',lix1,...,lixX,...,lixN)
automatically creates / executes a
set of <commands> resulting from a
dynamic for-loop construct defined
by loop-indices <lix1>, ... <lixN>:

for p1 = lix1
for ...
for pN = lixN
par.com{n} = sprintf(com,p1,...,pN);
% -opt: '-R',lix1,...,lixN
% par.com{n} = sprintf(com,pN,...,p1);
% -opt: '-o',[3 1 2 ... pX],lix1,...,lixN
% par.com{n} = sprintf(com,p3,p1,p2,...,pX);
end
end
end

NOTE
<aloop> uses recursive calls. therefore, it is limited only by the
number of loop-arguments and NOT by the length of a single loop.
the limit can be adjusted by:
set(0,'recursionlimit',int_number); % [def: 500]

EXAMPLES
% create a simple <sprintf> statement
c=aloop('sprintf(''%2d/%7.3f > %s.%s''),','-c',...
1:2,pi*[1:3],{'apple' 'banana'},'AZ');

ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 3.142 > apple.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 3.142 > apple.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 3.142 > banana.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 3.142 > banana.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 6.283 > apple.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 6.283 > apple.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 6.283 > banana.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 6.283 > banana.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 9.425 > apple.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 9.425 > apple.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 9.425 > banana.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 1/ 9.425 > banana.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 3.142 > apple.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 3.142 > apple.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 3.142 > banana.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 3.142 > banana.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 6.283 > apple.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 6.283 > apple.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 6.283 > banana.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 6.283 > banana.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 9.425 > apple.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 9.425 > apple.Z'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 9.425 > banana.A'),
ALOOP> sprintf(' 2/ 9.425 > banana.Z'),

% to evaluate commands, use
for i=1:c.n
eval(c.com{i});
end
% -or- if commands end with delimiter <;> or <,>
eval([c.com{:}]);

% fill a matrix with <nan>s in the base workspace
% ... i know this wouldn't be the way to do it!
clear v
d=aloop('v(%d,%d) = nan;','-r',[1 3 5],1:2);
v =
NaN NaN
0 0
NaN NaN
0 0
NaN NaN

% fill vectors in a user defined order: [3 1 2]
d=aloop('[%d %d %d];','-o',[3 1 2],...
[1 3 5],1:2,2:4);

ALOOP> [2 1 1];
ALOOP> [3 1 1];
ALOOP> [4 1 1];
ALOOP> [2 1 2];
ALOOP> [3 1 2];
ALOOP> [4 1 2];
ALOOP> [2 3 1];
ALOOP> [3 3 1];
ALOOP> [4 3 1];
ALOOP> [2 3 2];
ALOOP> [3 3 2];
ALOOP> [4 3 2];
ALOOP> [2 5 1];
ALOOP> [3 5 1];
ALOOP> [4 5 1];
ALOOP> [2 5 2];
ALOOP> [3 5 2];
ALOOP> [4 5 2];

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us (2021). aloop: a pedestrian automatic for loop creator (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/3338-aloop-a-pedestrian-automatic-for-loop-creator), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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