## Nonscalar arrays of function handles are not allowed; use cell arrays instead error, not sure what it means / how to fix it

### Grant Juul (view profile)

on 11 Apr 2019
Latest activity Commented on by Grant Juul

### Grant Juul (view profile)

on 11 Apr 2019
%% Homework 6 544-483
% Problem 1
clc
clear all
close all
%Parameters
global s r b
s = 10;
r = 28;
b = 8/3;
y_int = 5;
x_int = 5;
z_int = 5;
t_init = 0;
t_final = 25;
v_init = [x_int y_int z_int];
tspan = [t_init t_final];
options = odeset('MaxStep',0.01)
%solve
[t,v] = ode45(@problem1func, tspan, v_init,options)
x = v(:,1);
y = v(:,2);
z = v(:,3);
plot(t,x,'rx')
hold on
plot(t,y,'bx')
ploy(t,z,'gx')
xlabel('t')
ylabel('pop')
%% Here's the function I am running ode 45 into
function [dvdt] = problem1func(t,v)
%v[1] = x
%v[2] = y
%v[3] = z
%dx/dt
dvdt(1) = @(x,y) -s*v(1) + s*v(2);
%dy/dt
dvdt(2) = @(x,y,z) r*v(1) - v(2) - v(1)*v(3);
%dz/dt
dvdt(3) = @(x,y,z) -b*z + x*y;
end
%Error message at the end
Nonscalar arrays of function handles are not allowed; use cell arrays instead.
Error in problem1func (line 9)
dvdt(2) = @(x,y,z) r*v(1) - v(2) - v(1)*v(3);
Error in odearguments (line 90)
f0 = feval(ode,t0,y0,args{:}); % ODE15I sets args{1} to yp0.
Error in ode45 (line 115)
odearguments(FcnHandlesUsed, solver_name, ode, tspan, y0, options, varargin);
Error in Problem_1 (line 26)
[t,v] = ode45(@problem1func, tspan, v_init,options)
% I've never worked with cells so this error message is confusing to me the purpose of this code is to plot the Lorenz equations. Thanks for any advice

### James Tursa (view profile)

on 11 Apr 2019
Edited by James Tursa

### James Tursa (view profile)

on 11 Apr 2019

You are simply using the wrong syntax for what you really want. It should be something like this instead:
%v[1] = x
%v[2] = y
%v[3] = z
dvdt = zeros(3,1);
%dx/dt
dvdt(1) = -s*v(1) + s*v(2);
%dy/dt
dvdt(2) = r*v(1) - v(2) - v(1)*v(3);
%dz/dt
dvdt(3) = -b*v(3) + v(1)*v(2);

Grant Juul

on 11 Apr 2019
Thank you