## Copyright (C) 1995, 1996 Kurt Hornik
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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {} nextpow2 (@var{x})
## If @var{x} is a scalar, returns the first integer @var{n} such that
## @iftex
## @tex
## $2^n \ge |x|$.
## @end tex
## @end iftex
## @ifinfo
## 2^n >= abs (x).
## @end ifinfo
##
## If @var{x} is a vector, return @code{nextpow2 (length (@var{x}))}.
## @seealso{pow2}
## @end deftypefn
## Author: KH
## Created: 7 October 1994
## Adapted-By: jwe
function n = nextpow2 (x)
if (nargin != 1)
print_usage ();
endif
if (! (isscalar (x) || isvector (x)))
error ("nextpow2: x must be a scalar or a vector");
endif
t = length (x);
if (t > 1)
x = t;
endif
[f, n] = log2 (abs (x));
if (f == 0.5)
n = n - 1;
endif
endfunction