How to define a function with multiple handle in a loop?

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I have a situation where I need to use a function that can take different number of input (depnding upon the number of treatment considered).
The function has a general expression (Attached as Pic for readability)
Currently I am defining the function (for different number of treatment) seperately (as bellow)
%% Parameters
par.a=80/365;% %; %bitting frequiency (per day)
par.g=1/10; %mosquito death rate (per day)
par.n=12; %duration of sporogony in mopsquito
par.b=.5; %transmission probability: mosquito to human
par.c=.23; %transmission probability: human to mosquito
par.r=1/60; %rate of blood stage infection clearance ; %hypnozoites death rate; %Number of hypnozoites per infection
p_blood=.9; %treatment effect
p_rad=.9; %treatment effect
% tau is the current time
% s1,s2,s3 are treatment time.
pA=@(tau) par.alpha*(exp(-par.r*tau)-exp(-(*tau))/(; %Base function without treatment
pA_rad=@(tau,s1) (1-p_blood)*exp(-par.r*(tau-s1)).*pA(s1)+(1-p_rad)*(pA(tau)-exp(-par.r*(tau-s1)).*pA(s1)); %with one treatment
pA_rad2=@(tau,s1,s2) (1-p_blood)*exp(-par.r*(tau-s2)).*pA_rad(s2,s1)+(1-p_rad)^2*(pA(tau)-exp(-par.r*(tau-s2)).*pA(s2)); %with two treatment
pA_rad3=@(tau,s1,s2,s3) (1-p_blood)*exp(-par.r*(tau-s3)).*pA_rad2(s3,s1,s2)+(1-p_rad)^3*(pA(tau)-exp(-par.r*(tau-s3)).*pA(s3)); %with three
as I couldn't figure out how to define these in a single function. The main issue is that as the number of treatment increases, the function handle increases as well and the function with larger handles utilise the function with lower handles for different inputs (as is attached pic). This is making me crazy. Is there any way that I can define these in a loop or nested function? Any help is much appreciated.

Accepted Answer

Jan on 11 Sep 2022
Is there a need to use an anonymous function? Why not writing a standard function?
function y = pA(tau, s1, s2, s3)
a=80/365;% %; %bitting frequiency (per day)
g=1/10; %mosquito death rate (per day)
n=12; %duration of sporogony in mopsquito
b=.5; %transmission probability: mosquito to human
c=.23; %transmission probability: human to mosquito
r=1/60; %rate of blood stage infection clearance
omega=1/425 ; %hypnozoites death rate
nu=8.5; %Number of hypnozoites per infection
p_blood=.9; %treatment effect
p_rad=.9; %treatment effect
% tau is the current time
% s1,s2,s3 are treatment time.
y0 = alpha*(exp(-r*tau)-exp(-(alpha+omega)*tau))/(alpha+omega-par.r);
switch nargin
case 1
y = y0; %Base function without treatment
case 2
y = (1-p_blood)*exp(-r*(tau-s1)).*pA(s1)+(1-p_rad)*(y0-exp(-r*(tau-s1)).*pA(s1)); %with one treatment
case 3
y = (1-p_blood)*exp(-r*(tau-s2)).*pA(s2,s1)+(1-p_rad)^2*(y0-exp(-r*(tau-s2)).*pA(s2)); %with two treatment
case 4
y = (1-p_blood)*exp(-r*(tau-s3)).*pA(s3,s1,s2)+(1-p_rad)^3*(y0-exp(-r*(tau-s3)).*pA(s3)); %with three
error('Too many inputs');

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