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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {} polyval (@var{c}, @var{x})
## Evaluate a polynomial.
##
## @code{polyval (@var{c}, @var{x})} will evaluate the polynomial at the
## specified value of @var{x}.
##
## If @var{x} is a vector or matrix, the polynomial is evaluated at each of
## the elements of @var{x}.
## @seealso{polyvalm, poly, roots, conv, deconv, residue, filter,
## polyderiv, polyinteg}
## @end deftypefn
## Author: Tony Richardson
## Created: June 1994
## Adapted-By: jwe
function y = polyval (c, x)
if (nargin != 2)
print_usage ();
endif
if (! (isvector (c) || isempty (c)))
error ("polyval: first argument must be a vector");
endif
if (isempty (x))
y = [];
return;
endif
if (length (c) == 0)
y = c;
return;
endif
n = length (c);
y = c (1) * ones (rows (x), columns (x));
for index = 2:n
y = c (index) + x .* y;
endfor
endfunction
/*
@GROUP
polynomial
@SYNTAX
y = polyval (c, x)
@DOC
.
@NOTES
@EXAMPLES
@SEE
poly, polyreduce, polyinteg, roots, unmkpp
*/