Generate C formatted string
This functionality does not run in MATLAB.
generate::C(e) generates C code for the MuPAD® expression e.
generate::C returns a C formatted string representing an expression, equation, list of equations or a matrix.
An equation represents an assignment in C code. The type of the assignment is double.
When generating C code for a matrix, the generator assigns only nonzero elements. See Example 3.
To print an output string to a file, use the fprint function. Use the printing option Unquoted to remove quotation marks and to expand special characters like line breaks and tabs.
The NoWarning option lets you suppress warnings. See Example 6.
The code generator converts a list of equations to a sequence of assignments:
generate::C([x1 = y2^2*(y1 + sin(z)), x2 = tan(x1^4)]): print(Unquoted, %)
x1 = (y2*y2)*(y1+sin(z)); x2 = tan(x1*x1*x1*x1);
MuPAD matrix and array indexing differs from C array indexing. By default, MuPAD array indices start with 1, and C array indices start with 0. To create the code compatible with the default indexing in C, the generate::C function decrements each index by one:
A:= matrix([[1,2],[3,4]]): generate::C(A)."\n". generate::C(hold(Determinante = A[1,1]*A[2,2] - A[1,2]*A[2,1])): print(Unquoted, %)
A = 1.0; A = 2.0; A = 3.0; A = 4.0; Determinante = A*A-A*A;
Generated C code does not include assignments for zero elements of a matrix:
A:= matrix([[1, 0, 0],[0, 0, 1]]): print(Unquoted, generate::C(A))
A = 1.0; A = 1.0;
If the first index of an array is not 1, the generate::C function issues a warning:
A:= array(1..2, 2..3, [[1,2],[3,4]]): print(Unquoted, generate::C(A))
Warning: The array index 'A[1..2, 2..3]' is out of range 1..n. [DOM_ARRAY::CF]
A = 1.0; A = 2.0; A = 3.0; A = 4.0;
The generate::C function does not optimize your code:
print(Unquoted, generate::C([x = a + b, y = (a + b)^2])):
x = a+b; y = pow(a+b,2.0);
You can use the generate::optimize function before converting your MuPAD expression to C code. For example, this function can reduce the number of operations by finding common subexpressions:
print(Unquoted, generate::C( generate::optimize([x = a + b, y = (a + b)^2]) )):
x = a+b; y = x*x;
By default, the generate::C function can issue warnings:
Warning: Function 'f' is not verified to be a valid C function.
t0 = f(x);
If you started using generate::C recently, the warnings can help you identify the potential issues in the converted code. If you want to suppress warnings, use the NoWarning option:
print(Unquoted, generate::C(f(x), NoWarning))
t0 = f(x);
generate::C returns a string containing C code.