Algosim documentation: metadata


Returns the VariableMetadata structure of a variable.



If X is a variable (or s is a string containing the name of a variable), then metadata(X) (or metadata(s)) returns the VariableMetadata structure of the variable.

VariableMetadata is the name of the structure type.

This structure contains the variable’s name, description, time of creation, and protection status. Unlike the variable’s Variable structure (obtained by the variable function), it does not contain the variable’s value.


name: π
description: The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. 2020 september 2
created.time.hour: 23
created.time.minute: 18
created.time.second: 39
created.time.millisecond: 794
protected: true

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