hat(^) exponentiationCalling SequenceA^bDescription
Exponentiation of matrices or vectors by a constant vector.
If A is a vector or a rectangular matrix the exponentiation is done
element-wise, with the usual meaning.
For square A matrix the exponentiation is done in the matrix sense.
For boolean, polynomial and rational matrices, the exponent must be an
integer.
Remarks 123.^b is interpreted as (123).^b. In such
cases dot is part of the operator, not of the number.
For two real or complex numbers x1 and
x2 the value of x1^x2 is the "principal value"
determined by x1^x2 = exp(x2*log(x1)).
Exponentiation is right-associative in Scilab contrarily to Matlab® and Octave. For example 2^3^4 is equal to 2^(3^4) in Scilab but is equal to (2^3)^4 in Matlab® and Octave.
ExamplesSee Also
exp
log