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mex file gives two different results. what is the cause?

Asked by Itzik Ben Shabat on 27 Jul 2016
Latest activity Commented on by Honglei Chen
on 28 Jul 2016
Hello, I am running a mex file that i compiled on my pc. I expect that for the same input the result would be the same. however, this is not the case - the first and second runs (for the same input) give completely diferent results. I am lost and dont know even what to look for. does anyone know what could be the cause of this abnormal phenomena?


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Answer by Honglei Chen
on 27 Jul 2016

maybe you have some random number in functions you use? Could you try to run
before each run of your script and see if it still produces different results?


no random numbers. but there is a global variable that seems to have beenthe problem. why is that?
I'm wondering if you updated the global variable in your first run but didn't reinitialize it in the second run? Maybe you can try the "clear" command between each run to see if that's the case?

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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 27 Jul 2016

You are probably either corrupting memory or using uninitialized memory.


There is a global variable that seems to have beenthe problem. but not sure how could that be corrupted (and im initializing it, however when i changed the location of initialization it solved it) why is that?
Did you declare the variable as global in every routine you use it in? You need to specifically "global" the variable in each function you want to use the value in.

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