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ANNOUNCE: Octave Version 2.0.12 released

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Octave Version 2.0.12 released
Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 23:23:54 -0500

Octave version 2.0.12 is now available for ftp from
in the directory /pub/octave along with diffs from the previous

  -rw-r--r--   1 jwe  3437060 May  3 23:07 octave-2.0.12.tar.gz
  -rw-r--r--   1 jwe   247441 May  3 23:10 octave-2.0.11-2.0.12.patch.gz

Most bugs reported since the release of version 2.0 have been fixed.

This is mostly a bug-fixing release, but there is an important
user-visible change:

  * Tilde expansion is once again performed on the directories listed
    in the LOADPATH variable.

  * gplot now supports the `axes' qualifier that is new with gnuplot

  * Timestamps on .m and .oct files are now only checked if a prompt
    has been printed since the last timestamp check.

  * Octave now prints a warning if a .m or .oct file has a time stamp
    in the future.

  * For matrices, x(:) now works no matter what the value of
    do_fortran_indexing is.

  * New keywords __FILE__ and __LINE__ expand to the name of the file
    that is being read and the current input line number, respectively.

  * The GNU Info reader is no longer distributed with Octave because
    current releases of GNU Info now support all the features needed
    by Octave.  If your copy of GNU Info doesn't support the
    --index-search option, you should install a newer version of GNU
    Info, which is distributed as part of the GNU Texinfo package.

  * Running `make check' should work now before you run `make install', 
    even if you build a copy of Octave that depends on shared versions
    of the Octave libraries.

  * Octave now uses kpathsea 3.2.

Octave is a high-level interactive language primarily intended for
numerical computations.  It is mostly compatible with MATLAB.

Additional information is available on the WWW at

John W. Eaton
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Chemical Engineering

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