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=== Variable names ===
 
=== Variable names ===
 
Avoid reusing the names of other functions as local variable names.  For
 
example, try to avoid naming local variables {{codeline|abs}},
 
{{codeline|log}}, or {{codeline|pow}}.  These functions may be used in a
 
later change and may lead to confusing errors.
 
 
An exception is the use of {{codeline|i}} and {{codeline|j}} as loop indices.
 
If a function has nothing to do with complex arithmetic, it is common and
 
acceptable to use {{codeline|i}} and {{codeline|j}} as local variables in
 
for loops.
 
  
 
== Quoted Strings ==
 
== Quoted Strings ==
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== ! operator ==
 
== ! operator ==
  
* The Octave operator <code>!</code> should be used for logical negation, rather than <code>~</code>.
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The Octave operator {{codeline|!}} should be used for logical negation, rather than
* The negation operator is written with a space between the operator and its target, e.g., <code>! A</code>.
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{{codeline|~}}. The negation operator is written with a space between the operator
* For comparisons use <code>!=</code> instead of <code>~=</code>.
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and its target, e.g., {{codeline|! A}}.
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