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Re: Octave advocacy
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Keith Goodman |
Subject: |
Re: Octave advocacy |
Date: |
Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:21:44 -0700 |
How does an Octave-Forge function become part of Octave? Is there a
list of candidate functions that we can test?
I nominate "addpath" and "rmpath".
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 11:14:20 -0500, Quentin Spencer <address@hidden> wrote:
>
>
> A lot of people have responded to this, but I would like to add just one
> more thing. Given the frequency of questions on this list that are
> answered by "try function x in octave-forge", I think not enough people
> are aware of octave-forge and other add-ons, which add a large number of
> additional capabilities. Octave is far more useful to me with
> octave-forge and I suspect this is the case for many others on this list
> as well. Perhaps we need a little "octave-forge advocacy"? One problem I
> see is the RPM-based Linux distributions generally include octave but
> not octave-forge (Debian users don't have this problem thanks to Dirk).
> It would be nice to get octave-forge included in more distributions.
>
> --Quentin
>
> John W. Eaton wrote:
>
> >The following message was posted to sci.math.num-analysis today.
> >
> > From: rif <address@hidden>
> > Subject: Re: best software environment for numerical analysis
> > Newsgroups: sci.math.num-analysis
> > Date: 16 Sep 2004 14:42:23 -0400
> > Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> >
> >
> > I prefer R, which is the successor of S. It's free (beer and
> > freedom), has much better graphics than Octave, has a good high-level
> > control language, and has a huge array of software available. It was
> > designed with statistics in mind, but is extremely useful for a wide
> > range of numerical tasks. (IMO, the only time Octave is really a good
> > choice is if you have to run existing Matlab, and even then, it rarely
> > works, as Octave is missing many of Matlab's features.)
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > rif
> >
> >
> >Would some Octave users like to counter this? Presumably some people
> >on this list find that Octave works a bit more than "rarely".
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >jwe
> >
> >
> >
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> >
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> >
> >
> >
>
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> Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL.
>
> Octave's home on the web: http://www.octave.org
> How to fund new projects: http://www.octave.org/funding.html
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>
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Octave is freely available under the terms of the GNU GPL.
Octave's home on the web: http://www.octave.org
How to fund new projects: http://www.octave.org/funding.html
Subscription information: http://www.octave.org/archive.html
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- Re: Octave advocacy, (continued)
- Re: Octave advocacy, Jonathan C. Webster, 2004/09/17
- Octave distribution (was: Re: Octave advocacy), Jonathan Stickel, 2004/09/17
- Re: Octave distribution (was: Re: Octave advocacy), Joe Koski, 2004/09/17
- Re: Octave distribution (was: Re: Octave advocacy), Mike Miller, 2004/09/17
- Re: Octave distribution (was: Re: Octave advocacy), Dirk Eddelbuettel, 2004/09/17
- Re: Octave distribution (was: Re: Octave advocacy), Paul Kienzle, 2004/09/17
- Re: Octave distribution, Jonathan Stickel, 2004/09/18
- Re: Octave distribution, Paul Kienzle, 2004/09/18
- Re: Octave distribution (was: Re: Octave advocacy), Stefan van der Walt, 2004/09/22
- Re: Octave advocacy,
Keith Goodman <=
- Re: Octave advocacy, Javier Arántegui, 2004/09/20
- Fwd: Re: Octave advocacy, Victor Munoz, 2004/09/17