'Matlab Coder' generated code is NEVER of double type (only real_T)

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I'm trying to convert a piece of matlab code into C++ code. I have one large vector (100+ elements) as input and one large vector as the output. Now, when I try to build the code using the Matlab Coder, while explicitly specifying that the input variable (u) is a DOUBLE, Matlab just seems to ignore my demands and does its own thing by creating the function with input variable of the type const real_T type instead.
This would not be so bad except that I need to use the resulting code with the Legacy_Code function in order to create an S Function. What can I do?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 4 Dec 2013
Notice that if you do not include the include file indicated there, you could go ahead with the legacy code tool and create the equivalence: http://www.mathworks.com/help/simulink/slref/legacy_code.html
legacy_code('compile', specs, compilerOptions)
legacy_code('compile', s,...
So you could '-Dreal_T=double'
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Mike Hosea
Mike Hosea on 26 Dec 2013
Edited: Mike Hosea on 26 Dec 2013
The type real_T is already double. It is not float, which would be real32_T.

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Ryan Livingston
Ryan Livingston on 5 Dec 2013
Also if you are using MATLAB Coder in R2013b, you can request that C built-in types be used in the generated code for LIB, DLL and EXE targets:
That will use 'double' rather than 'real_T' in the generated code.

Viren on 4 Dec 2013
Ah. Makes sense. I actually knew that real_T was the catch-all data type that matlab has, and I was making another error in my code. Never mind that. Thanks for your prompt reply. Answer accepted.

Viren on 5 Dec 2013
That's even more useful. This is what I should have done in the first place. I must say I had nearly given up on the Matlab community, but you guys have saved the day! Thanks very much.


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