Hi,
I was just talking to one of my professors about how much more
wonderful Octave is compared to Matlab. And he made the following
statements against octave:
1) Octave isn't developed any more.
2) Octave doesn't have any of the toolboxes that matlab has.
Now both of these statements are completely wrong which I told him,
but that's not the point. The point is that people (I've heard these
arguments several times before) _think_ these statements are correct.
I'm guessing that statement 1 is because there hasn't been a stable
release in years. Octave 3.0 will fix that (yay!).
I don't really know why Octave-forge is unknown.
Anyway, I'm writing this mail to ask how we should avoid people
making these statements in the future? The way I see it, we should
1) Have stable releases more often (after 3.0 of course).
2) Put more visible links to Octave-Forge on the Octave website.
Anyway, I just want to let out some steam. I get really annoyed when
people avoid Octave simply because of its reputation.
Søren