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+## Copyright (C) 2008 Luca Favatella <slackydeb@gmail.com>
+##
+##
+## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+## under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+## the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
+## any later version.
+##
+## This program  is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
+## WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+## MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
+## General Public License for more details.
+##
+## You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+## along with this program; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to the Free
+## Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
+## 02110-1301, USA.
+
+## -*- texinfo -*-
+## @deftypefn {Function File} {} __hex2bin__ (@var{s})
+## Return the binary number corresponding to the hexadecimal number stored in the string @var{s}.  For example,
+##
+## @example
+## __hex2bin__ ("6E")
+##      @result{} 1101110
+## @end example
+##
+## If @var{s} is a string matrix, returns a column vector of converted numbers, one per row of @var{s}.
+##
+## @example
+## __hex2bin__ (["6E"; "E"])
+##      @result{} [1101110; 0001110]
+## @end example
+## @seealso{__bin2hex__, hex2dec, dec2bin}
+## @end deftypefn
+
+## Author: Luca Favatella <slackydeb@gmail.com>
+## Version: 1.1
+
+function b = __hex2bin__ (h)
+
+	b = dec2bin (hex2dec (h));
+
+endfunction