how do i create a recursive function that gives the number of digits in an integer? i.e. does the same that length function does in MATLAB

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function r = length_of(n)
end
it seems to be easy but right now i'm stuck with it

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Cedric Wannaz
Cedric Wannaz on 30 Mar 2013
Edited: Cedric Wannaz on 30 Mar 2013
As Wayne mentioned, recursivity in unnecessary, but if you had to implement a recursive function, you could have built something like:
function r = length_of(n)
if n < 10
r = 1 ;
else
r = 1 + length_of(n/10) ;
end
end

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Wayne King
Wayne King on 30 Mar 2013
Why recursive?
A = 12;
B = 1000;
length(num2str(A))
length(num2str(B))

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