| I'm translating the octave controls toolbox to .oct files for faster
| handling of the data structure.
| What data type should be used for string matrices; for example, state
| names are stored in a matrix
| sys.stname = ["x_1";"x_2"], etc.
| I'm using charMatrix, but that appears to be the wrong data type.
You probably want to use string_vector instead. You can extract a
string_vector object from an octave_value object using all_strings(),
and there is a constructor for octave_values that takes a
string_vector as an argument.