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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {} trace (@var{a})
## Compute the trace of @var{a}, @code{sum (diag (@var{a}))}.
## @end deftypefn
## Author: jwe
function y = trace (x)
if (nargin != 1)
usage ("trace (x)");
endif
[nr, nc] = size (x);
if ((nr == 1) || (nc == 1))
y = x(1);
else
y = sum (diag (x));
endif
endfunction
/*
@GROUP
linearalgebra
@SYNTAX
trace(array)
@DOC
.
@EXAMPLES
.
@NOTES
.
@SEE
sum
*/