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std function won't execute

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Whenever I'm using std function to calculate the standatd deviation, it is showing "Attempt to execute SCRIPT std as a function:". The error is only being displayed while using std function, and not with other functions.


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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 12 Nov 2020
This means that you have created a file named 'std.m' in MATLAB path, which is shadowing MATLAB's builtin std() function. You can run the following line
which std
It will show you the path to file that is shadowing std(). Rename the file to something else.

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Priyansh Arya
Priyansh Arya on 12 Nov 2020
Thank you so much. I was stuck due to this problem from more than a week. This helped!

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madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 12 Nov 2020
You have a file named std.m , rename it or remove it from the path.

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Priyansh Arya
Priyansh Arya on 12 Nov 2020
This helped! Thanks a lot!

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