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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {} qinv (@var{q})
## Return the inverse of a quaternion.
##
## @example
## q = [w, x, y, z] = w*i + x*j + y*k + z
## qmult (q, qinv (q)) = 1 = [0 0 0 1]
## @end example
## @end deftypefn
## Author: A. S. Hodel
## Adapted-By: jwe
function retval = qinv (q)
if (norm (q) != 0)
retval = qconj (q) / sum (q .* q);
else
error ("qinv: zero quaternion passed!");
endif
endfunction