Method and system for accessing externally-defined objects from an array-based mathematical computing environment

CAFC
  • US 7,051,338 B1
  • Filed: 03/03/2000
  • Issued: 05/23/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/03/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for invoking a method defined with an object-oriented computing environment comprising:

  • retrieving a set of method signatures for a method referenced in a requested method invocation, where each method signature corresponds to a method provided by an object within an object-oriented environment, and further wherein each signature includes a method name and lists any data types of input parameters to be received by the corresponding method;

    comparing the data types of input parameters of each method represented by the signatures to data types of input parameters passed by the requested method invocation to determine suitability of each method to receive input parameters passed by the requested method invocation;

    ranking the method signatures based on the determined suitability of each method represented by the signatures to receive the input parameters passed by the requested method invocation;

    selecting one of the method signatures according to the ranking; and

    invoking, in response to the requested method invocation, the method of the object-oriented computing environment corresponding to the selected method signature;

    wherein the request method invocation is requested by an array-based computing environment provided by a mathematical tool.

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