The module "mtvroot" of the Mastrave modelling library


Daniele de Rigo


Copyright and license notice of the function mtvroot



Copyright © 2008,2009,2010,2011 Daniele de Rigo

The file mtvroot.m is part of Mastrave.

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Function declaration



root_path = mtvroot( domain = 'mtv' )




Utility function to return the installation root path of the domain domain (which can be the entire computing environment of a specific library).

Input arguments



 domain          ::string::
                 Domain whose installation root path is needed.
                 (Default value: 'mtv' ).
                 Valid options are:

                       option       meaning
                       'mtv'     Return the installation root path
                                 of the Mastrave project.
                       'env'     Return the installation root path
                                 of the computing environment which
                                 is interpreting the function (e.g.
                                 if the function is run within the
                                 GNU Octave interpreter, it will
                                 return the value of OCTAVE_HOME).

Example of usage



   fprintf( 1 , 'The environment root path is %s\n' , mtvroot( 'env' ) )

   fprintf( 1 , 'The Mastrave root path is %s\n'    , mtvroot( 'mtv' ) )

See also:
   fileinfo, munix

   filesystem, configuration, maintenance 

Version: 0.2.7




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This document is also part of the book:
de Rigo, D. (2012). Semantic Array Programming with Mastrave - Introduction to Semantic Computational Modelling.

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