is an option to StateSpaceModel etc. that specifies the sampling period.


  • The default setting SamplingPeriod -> Automatic specifies continuous-time systems.
  • SamplingPeriod->τ specifies a discrete-time system with sampling period τ.


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Basic Examples  (3)

A discrete-time transfer function with sampling period 1:

A discrete-time state-space model with sampling period τ:

Specify a numerical value:

A continuous-time system:

Scope  (4)

When no sampling period is given, a continuous-time system is assumed:

A discrete-time system:

The sampling period can be symbolic:

Some functions accept objects as well as expressions with SamplingPeriod specified as an option:

Introduced in 2010