Evaluates a polynomial (either a poly or a vector) at a number //------------------------------------------------------------ // Function: evalpoly - evalutes a polynomial at a given value // // Input: p - a polynomial or a vector with coeff (a0, a1, a2,..) // x - a number // Output: r - the value of the polynomial evaluated at x //------------------------------------------------------------

Scilab script

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Hi David, Did you compare evalpoly() to the existing horner() embedded function? Regards Samuel

1. The Horner function was hard enough to find because of its bizarrely cryptic name 2. I didn't like the coding in the horner function, I wanted a function that did exactly what I needed. 3. What does the file exchange have to do with current Scilab functions - nothing.

Hi; I see a little wrong in your coding. In line 25, the variable "p" must be substituted with "C" and then move this expression after the last END. Correct: [...] // n = size(p,"*") // remove from here C = p; end n = size(C,"*") // add to this line v = C.*x^(0:(n-1)) [...] Thanks, Mehran