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Function Synopsis

v = var_nan(mat1);

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  function v = var_nan ( mat1 ) ;

  This function computes the variance of each column of
  mat1, which may contain NaNs.  Elements of mat1 that 
  are NaN's are ignored.

  It is assumed that the variance will be taken along 
  the column dimension of mat1.

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Listing of function var_nan

function v = var_nan(mat1);

[m1, n1] = size(mat1);
v = NaN*ones(1, n1);

mat1 = mat1 - ones(m1, 1)*mean2(mat1);

for i = 1:n1;
  kp1 = find(~isnan(mat1(:,i)));
  if ~isempty(kp1);
    v(i) = mat1(kp1,i)'*mat1(kp1,i) / (length(kp1)-1);
  end
end