issues with syms function

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Reem Alblooshi
Reem Alblooshi on 8 Oct 2020
Commented: GAGANDEEP KAUR on 27 Oct 2020
Whenever I use the syms (symbolic function) code I keep getting errors, even on simple codes that I am sure they are correct.
For example this simple code
syms a [1 4]
a
The output
Error in syms (line 227)
defined = sym(zeros(1, length(args)));
Error in quiz (line 1)
syms a [1 4]
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GAGANDEEP KAUR
GAGANDEEP KAUR on 27 Oct 2020
I have tried as you adviced but still it is keep on running. If possible may you please have a look at attcahed files

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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 10 Oct 2020
Most likely scenario is that you somehow overwrote the sym.m file. The only way to fix it is to delete the current installation and reinstall MATLAB.
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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 11 Oct 2020
I am glad to be of help!

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madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 8 Oct 2020
You have a custom file named sym.m , remove it from the path or rename it.
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Reem Alblooshi
Reem Alblooshi on 10 Oct 2020
I tried deleting the file but I keep getting this messsage
Warning: File 'sym.m' not found.
> In quiz (line 2)
although the file does exist.

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