int MLGetReal128Array(MLINK link, mlextended_double **a, int **dims, char ***heads, int *d)
gets an array of extended-precision floating-point numbers from the MathLink connection specified by link, storing the array in a, its dimensions in dims and its depth in d.


  • The array a is laid out in memory like a C array declared as mlextended_double.
  • heads gives a list of character strings corresponding to the names of symbols that appear as heads at each level in the array.
  • MLGetReal128Array() allocates memory which must be disowned by calling MLReleaseReal128Array(). If MLGetReal128Array() fails and the function's return value indicates an error, do not call MLReleaseReal128Array()on the contents of a.
  • MLGetReal128Array() returns immutable data.
  • MLGetReal128Array() returns 0 in the event of an error, and a nonzero value if the function succeeds.
  • Use MLError() to retrieve the error code if MLGetReal128Array() fails.
  • MLGetReal128Array() is declared in the MathLink header file mathlink.h.

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Basic Examples (1)Basic Examples (1)

#include "mathlink.h"

/* read an array of extended-precision floating-point numbers from a link */

void f(MLINK lp)
    mlextended_double *data;
    int *dims;
    char **heads;
    int d;

    if(! MLGetReal128Array(lp, &data, &dims, &heads, &d))
            /* unable to read the array of numbers from lp */

    /* ... */

    MLReleaseReal128Array(lp, data, dims, heads, d);
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