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7.3 Summary of Built-in Variables

Here is a summary of all of Octave's built-in variables along with cross references to additional information and their default values. In the following table octave-home stands for the root directory where all of Octave is installed (the default is `/usr/local', version stands for the Octave version number (for example, 2.0.13) and arch stands for the type of system for which Octave was compiled (for example, i586-pc-linux-gnu).

DEFAULT_LOADPATH
See section 11.6 Function Files.

Default value: ".:octave-home/lib/version".

EDITOR
See section 2.4.5 Commands For Manipulating The History.

Default value: "emacs".

EXEC_PATH
See section 29.3 Controlling Subprocesses.

Default value: ":$PATH".

INFO_FILE
See section 2.3 Commands for Getting Help.

Default value: "octave-home/info/octave.info".

INFO_PROGRAM
See section 2.3 Commands for Getting Help.

Default value: "octave-home/libexec/octave/version/exec/arch/info".

LOADPATH
See section 11.6 Function Files.

Default value: ":", which tells Octave to use the directories specified by the built-in variable DEFAULT_LOADPATH.

OCTAVE_HOME

Default value: "/usr/local".

PAGER
See section 13. Input and Output.

Default value: "less", or "more".

PS1
See section 2.4.6 Customizing the Prompt.

Default value: "\s:\#> ".

PS2
See section 2.4.6 Customizing the Prompt.

Default value: "> ".

PS4
See section 2.4.6 Customizing the Prompt.

Default value: "+ ".

auto_unload_dot_oct_files
See section 11.8 Dynamically Linked Functions.

Default value: 0.

automatic_replot
See section 14.1 Two-Dimensional Plotting.

Default value: 0.

beep_on_error
See section 12. Error Handling.

Default value: 0.

completion_append_char
See section 2.4.4 Letting Readline Type For You.

Default value: " ".

default_eval_print_flag
See section 9. Evaluation.

Default value: 1.

default_return_value
See section 11.2 Multiple Return Values.

Default value: [].

default_save_format
See section 13.1.3 Simple File I/O.

Default value: "ascii".

do_fortran_indexing
See section 8.1 Index Expressions.

Default value: 0.

crash_dumps_octave_core
See section 13.1.3 Simple File I/O.

Default value: 1.

define_all_return_values
See section 11.2 Multiple Return Values.

Default value: 0.

empty_list_elements_ok
See section 4.1.1 Empty Matrices.

Default value: "warn".

fixed_point_format
See section 4.1 Matrices

Default value: 0.

gnuplot_binary
See section 14.3 Three-Dimensional Plotting.

Default value: "gnuplot".

history_file
See section 2.4.5 Commands For Manipulating The History.

Default value: "~/.octave_hist".

history_size
See section 2.4.5 Commands For Manipulating The History.

Default value: 1024.

ignore_function_time_stamp
See section 11.6 Function Files.

Default value: "system".

implicit_num_to_str_ok
See section 5.3 String Conversions.

Default value: 0.

implicit_str_to_num_ok
See section 5.3 String Conversions.

Default value: 0.

max_recursion_depth
See section 8.2.2 Recursion.

Default value: 256.

ok_to_lose_imaginary_part
See section 15.3 Special Utility Matrices.

Default value: "warn".

output_max_field_width
See section 4.1 Matrices.

Default value: 10.

output_precision
See section 4.1 Matrices.

Default value: 5.

page_screen_output
See section 13. Input and Output.

Default value: 1.

prefer_column_vectors
See section 8.1 Index Expressions.

Default value: 1.

print_answer_id_name
See section 13.1.1 Terminal Output.

Default value: 1.

print_empty_dimensions
See section 4.1.1 Empty Matrices.

Default value: 1.

resize_on_range_error
See section 8.1 Index Expressions.

Default value: 1.

return_last_computed_value
See section 11.5 Returning From a Function.

Default value: 0.

save_precision
See section 13.1.3 Simple File I/O.

Default value: 17.

saving_history
See section 2.4.5 Commands For Manipulating The History.

Default value: 1.

silent_functions
See section 11.1 Defining Functions.

Default value: 0.

split_long_rows
See section 4.1 Matrices.

Default value: 1.

struct_levels_to_print
See section 6. Data Structures.

Default value: 2.

suppress_verbose_help_message
See section 2.3 Commands for Getting Help.

Default value: 1.

treat_neg_dim_as_zero
See section 15.3 Special Utility Matrices.

Default value: 0.

warn_assign_as_truth_value
See section 10.1 The if Statement.

Default value: 1.

warn_comma_in_global_decl
See section 7.1 Global Variables.

Default value: 1.

warn_divide_by_zero
See section 8.3 Arithmetic Operators.

Default value: 1.

warn_function_name_clash
See section 11.6 Function Files.

Default value: 1.

warn_reload_forces_clear
See section 11.8 Dynamically Linked Functions.

Default value: 1.

warn_variable_switch_label
See section 10.2 The switch Statement.

Default value: 0.

whitespace_in_literal_matrix
See section 4.1 Matrices.

Default value: "".


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