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Method: out = setvar (obj, varRef, value)

Set value for a variable in table.

This sets (adds or replaces) the value for a variable in obj. It may be used to change the value of an existing variable, or add a new variable.

This method exists primarily because I cannot get = value to work, apparently due to an issue with Octave’s subsasgn support.

varRef is a variable reference, either the index or name of a variable. If you are adding a new variable, it must be a name, and not an index.

value is the value to set the variable to. If it is scalar or a single string as charvec, it is scalar-expanded to match the number of rows in obj.