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Re: text command in octave ??
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PETER HOPFGARTNER |
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Re: text command in octave ?? |
Date: |
Fri, 15 May 98 11:06:48 +0100 |
I've got the impression that the numerical topics covered freely
avaiable don't have that momentum that the kernel development has
mostly because it is too spreaded. You have (at least as long as the
HURD has that stability and driver support that the Linux kernel has)
ONE kernel to work on, ONE compiler kit (if you consider egcs an
prototype for GCC 3), ONE glib etc. But you have more then one member
of the Matlab-like family (Octave SURELY the best (biased opinion),
Scilab, Euler, etc). You have the calculation libraries SPREAD over
liboctave, which is mostly a wrapper for extremly well tested Fortran
routines, a lot of useful routines in gnussl (linear algebra), a lot
in gsl (random numbers, fft, annealing), in plotutils (splines, ode).
That leaves me confused. PDE is appraoched from a technog, KFEM etc.
Plotting is done by GNUPLOT, PLOTUTILS, PLPLOT and more.
I think, that contributions come when a project starts to have that
mixture of importance, sex-appeal, visions and most of all
syncronization, like the Linux kernel has, like the gnome project has
etc.
Could it be that this could be done starting project in the spirit of
the IMSL, based obviously on C++, basing Octave and all the plotting,
statistics etc. on it. I think that this could gain the attention from
the numerical hacker community.
Peter
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Subject: text command in octave ??
Author: <address@hidden > at NOVARALINK
Date: 5/15/98 1:36 AM
(...)
Consider writing one and contributing it!
| REMARK: Octave is a GREAT and USEFUL program.
Thanks. I think it would be more useful if more people would
contribute more. If only a small fraction of the people interested in
hacking on the Linux kernel were instead interested in working on
improving Octave, it might have a lot more features.
(...)