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## [Scilab-users] How to get matrix output from ODE ? Hello - using scilab 6.0.2 on windows 7 pro; I'm pretty much a newbie here, but somewhat familiar with differential equations. However, I cannot find a way to get a matrix (NOT a VECTOR!) output from the scilab 'ode' function. No matter what, all it gives is a row vector. Example code (nonlinear Rossler equations):  function [ydot]=rdv(t,y)      ydot(1) = -(y(2) + y(3))      ydot(2) = y(1) + 0.2*y(2)      ydot(3) = 0.2 + y(3)*(y(1) - 5.7) endfunction t=0:0.05:50; t0=0;y0=[-1.0,0.0,0.0]; y=ode(y0,t0,t,list(rdv,a,b,c)); param3d(y(1),y(2),y(3)) ... makes 'plot', an empty 3-d box. This makes sense, because scilab says the 'y' variable is a simple '1x3003' row vector. No matter how I ask for the LHS output, (examples: [y], [y1,y2,y3,]...[y(1),y(2),y(3)...],) I get only errors or empty plot. 'Help' claims 'y' should be a vector "or matrix", but the "matrix" never shows up at all. Scilab 'help' has no examples of simple matrix systems of all 1st order DE's, and I cannot find any such examples online. Some older references (including books) suggest indexing like '[y(1,:), y(2,:), y(3,:)]'. This just gives 'indexing error' in 6.0.2. This is easily solved with fortran using the ancient Netlib 'RKF45' package. THEN I can plot the parametric solution by reading the matrix into scilab. Scilab is one of the few plotting packages that will plot a curve in 3D - parametric plot.  But I cannot quite understand how to get any useful solution for this simple system from scilab. Maybe there is a way to 'partition' the simple row vector output into what SHOULD BE a 3 x 1001 matrix (or 1001 x 3, whatever). What am I doing wrong? Many thanks for any help here. marko -- Sent from: http://mailinglists.scilab.org/Scilab-users-Mailing-Lists-Archives-f2602246.html_______________________________________________ users mailing list [hidden email] http://lists.scilab.org/mailman/listinfo/users